Stephen Nessen, Reporter, WNYC News
Stephen Nessen reports for the WNYC Newsroom and can often be heard live on Morning Edition.
Commuters on the New Haven line are scrambling to get in and out of the city following last week's power failure. While Con-Ed works to replace a damaged feeder cable, the MTA has created four Park and Ride lots for Metro-North commuters. WNYC’s Stephen Nessen rode a shuttle bus from one of these lots. Here's what happened.
To hear Stephen Nessen's story — spoiler, the bus gets lost — click the audio. Here's the map of the alternate Park and Ride routes.
Nessen's bus route, from the Rye Playand lot to the MetroNorth train station, was just one of four set up for weary commuters, though the thousands of spaces were nearly empty when he visited during prime commuting time.
This shuttle bus got lost between the parking lot at Rye Playland and Metro-North's White Plains Station.
The 10-mile trip took 45 minutes.
Driver Zena Foskey usually shuttles people between Queens and Manhattan. Driving in Westchester is a first for her.
A nearly-empty Metro-North train from White Plains.