Bronx commuters forced to make changes after NYC transit strike

Many Bronx commuters were forced to make changes to their daily routines after the Transport Workers Union (TWU) walked off the job Tuesday morning.

Mayor Bloomberg put into effect a sweeping emergency plan to reduce gridlock and keep certain streets open for emergency vehicles. All cars going into Manhattan below 96th Street must have a least four passengers from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. To help Bronx residents fill their cars, park and ride lots have been set up throughout the borough. Commuters can find other people to carpool with at those locations.

Bronx residents can also take a shuttle from Yankee Stadium or ride Metro-North into Manhattan. Special fares have been arranged for those people who wish to take a cab around New York City.

Meanwhile, all New York City public schools had a two-hour delayed opening to accommodate for the strike.

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

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