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NY MTA: Schedule for Service Restorations By Midday, Real Time Bus Info Available
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 08:42 AM
The MTA says it will provide a schedule for service restorations by midday today.
(Check our Transit Tracker regularly for any updates)
In a statement, MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota said he'd be able to discuss a timetable for service restorations by "midday" Wednesday.
Real time locations for all buses in Staten Island and the Bronx, and others in Brooklyn and Manhattan are available now, here .
Current bus information is here.
“The extent of Hurricane Sandy's devastation became clear today, and its impact on the MTA system is severe. The New York City subway’s South Ferry station was flooded up to the ceiling. The Long Island Rail Road confronted 11 electrical substations in a row with no power. Metro-North Railroad crews found a boat across their tracks in Ossining. Each tube of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel is filled with 43 million gallons of water.
“These are just a few of the many unprecedented challenges the MTA is facing as it tries to restore service. Our employees have been assessing the damage all day and will continue to work through the night. In many places, they have been able to begin the process of recovery by pumping water and clearing tracks. New York City buses went back on the road for limited service, and will be almost at normal strength by morning.
“Still, our dedicated employees are beginning to make progress. By midday, we will be able to discuss a timetable for service restorations.”