For five years Iris Marcus had been approved for conditional Access-A-Ride service, meaning that she would take a bus or subway to meet her ride. But Marcus was getting door-to-door service instead. However, Marcus said she’s lost that service.
New York City transit officials say they’ve finished an unprecedented shutdown of the nation’s biggest system of subways, buses and commuter rails.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a system-wide shutdown of the Metropolitan Transit Authority starting at noon Saturday ahead of Hurricane Irene. LIRR, PATH, Metro-North and NJ service will also be suspended.
Scheduling regular Access-A-Ride service can be inconvenient for customers mobile enough to ride in a car. A new pilot program will allow 500 Access-A-Ride users to take cabs.
Some Access-A-Ride passengers on Staten Island are no longer eligible for the service and now they’re scrambling to find a way to get around.