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Partial Transit Restored, Free Rides
Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a traffic emergency for today and Friday making mass transit free for those using the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's busses and trains. "The service in many cases is limited, the service in many cases will be crowded," Cuomo said at a late night press conference in the city. The move came afterimmense gridlock Wednesday. City busses were jammed with commuters and gas lines stretched for over half a mile. Commuters who wish to drive into the city will have to car pool. The entire transportation infrastructure has yet to be restored with flooding still impeding some routes but partial service has been restored. Check out the MTA's post-storm stubway map.
In the Press...
Quinn Wants Serious Consequences For Looters (NY Observer)
NY Homeowners Wont' Have to Pay Sandy-Related Insurance Deductibles (Daily News)
Sandy Sends Financial Shivers Across State (Buffalo News)
Tuesday is Election Day â€” Sandy Be Damned (Gotham Gazette)
Sifting Through Falsehoods in Critical Times (NY Times)
Storm Closes City Schools For Week (NY Times)
Bipartisanship Flows After Sandy (NY Times)
City Faces Looting (NY Times)
Activist Praises Cuomo for Climate Change Comments (Wall Street Journal)
Power Outages Linger (Wall Street Journal)
Sandy Claims 32 Lives in NYC (Daily News)
New Yorkers Salvage Tossed Food (Daily News)
Chelsea Piers Complex Racing to Repair (Daily News)
Bellevue Evacuated (Daily News)
Broadway, Metropolitan Museum Reopen (Crain's)
City Hotels Are Packed (Crain's)
State Government Editor of The Gotham Gazette