Employees of Marcum LLP Accountants and Advisors are preparing for a possible Long Island Rail Road strike. (Credit: CBS 2)

Businesses Say Preparing For LIRR Strike Is Like Bracing For Storm

With the threat of a Long Island Rail Road strike growing direr by the day, businesses have been forced to firm up alternate plans right along with commuters.


A Long Island Rail Road train. (Credit: CBS 2)

Guide To Surviving The LIRR Strike

Here within you will find all that you need to know about how to get to and from New York City during the LIRR strike.


George Washington Bridge as seen from the Palisades Interstate Park in Fort Lee, N.J. (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Police Cracking Down On George Washington Bridge Carpool Pickups

We’ve been hearing from listeners that police are cracking down at the George Washington Bridge, where drivers and riders have been teaming up to take advantage of E-ZPass carpool discounts.


George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

Report: Port Authority And Fort Lee Working Together To Improve Carpool Safety

Some drivers are using the bus stop on the approach to the George Washington Bridge between Center and Lemoine Avenues in Fort Lee to pick up passengers, achieving carpool status and a big discount on the toll. These drivers can cut across lanes, block traffic, and hold up the buses at the stop to pick up passengers.


Traffic on the Long Island Expressway - Oct 6, 2011 (credit: TrafficLand)

As Gas Prices And Tolls Rise, Carpooling Gains In Popularity In New Jersey

There are websites that help travel companions link up. They include and a service from the New Jersey Department of Transportation.