Nov 01, 2012
By Jane Brown
As New York City slowly recovers from Hurricane Sandy, commuters are being offered free service on that city’s transit system for today and tomorrow. Some subway trains begin rolling again this morning after a 3 days shutdown. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says rides are being offered free of charge to encourage the use of mass transit as the region deals with unprecedented problems. He says, “these are significant challenges that we’re facing, and problems that in many situations, that we’ve never experienced before or not in a generation.”
Six million American homes and businesses still don’t have electricity in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford plans to call New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg with an offer of manpower to deal with the hydro situation. Toronto City councillors voted Wednesday to reach out to New York City and offer resources to help that city recover from super storm Sandy. TTC CEO Andy Byford has also offered whatever assistance is necessary to help the New York Subway System fully recover.