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TWU Union Moves to Strike – City Contingency Plan is in Effect
Due to a labor action by the Transport Workers Union, there is no MTA bus or subway service (Staten Island Rapid Transit, Metro-North, and Long Island Railroads remain operational). In response, the City has implemented its strike contingency plan. Residents who rely on MTA bus and subway service to get around the City are urged to make alternate travel arrangements and familiarize themselves with driving restrictions. Traffic and roadway limitations, including HOV4 and commercial vehicle restrictions, are in effect from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m., weekdays. Alternate side of the street parking is suspended. Due to the strike, all New York City public schools will have a 2 hour delay to the start of the school day. School bus times will be delayed two hours as well, to accomodate for the new start time. Parents should call the school first to confirm if they wish to drop off children before the delayed start time.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005