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Did Metro-North's Park and Ride Solution Work?

Not for one rider. He was on a nearly-empty a bus that...got lost.

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 07:43 PM

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.

 

 

(Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

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.

 

 

(Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Driver Zena Foskey usually shuttles people between Queens and Manhattan. Driving in Westchester is a first for her.

 

(Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

A nearly-empty Metro-North train from White Plains.

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