NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A possible Long Island Rail Road strike is looming in two weeks, but the Metropolitan Transportation Authority still doesn’t have a final contingency plan.
And as CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on Congress to step in and said he will not get involved because it simply is not his job.
MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan said the agency plans to have shuttle buses bring a percentage of riders to Queens, where they could catch a subway train to Manhattan.
“The buses will not be able to carry the same volume of customers that we can normally carry with the trains of the Long Island Rail Road,” Donovan told 1010 WINS. “As a result, the buses may be crowded. They will be stuck in traffic, and we’re not recommending the buses, although we feel that it’s the best alternative.”