WC commuters urged to use Metro-North, carpool after NYC transit strike

Commuters in Westchester and the Hudson Valley are being urged to use Metro-North trains or carpool after the New York City transit workers called for a strike early Tuesday morning.

The strike affects New York?s bus and subway system. Metro-North workers had said Monday they would walkout if the Transport Workers Union (TWU) went on strike. However, Metro-North trains are running but workers say if the TWU stages pickets at the stations, they will honor those picket lines. Metro-North will operate from the northern suburbs of Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties. It will also make stops in Connecticut and the Bronx before ending at Grand Central Station in midtown.

New York City will be preventing cars with fewer than four people from entering Manhattan south of 96th Street. Commuters looking to drive into the city should use one of the seven park and ride lots to carpool with other riders. Westchester County Bee-Line buses as well as the Rockland Coaches will also be operating.

Related Story:Transport Workers Union in New York City goes on strike

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