Jamaica (WALK) - With four days to go until a the deadline for a strike by train worker unions, the Long Island Rail Road has announced the details of its strike contingency plan.
If union members walk off the job at 12:01 AM Sunday, the railroad's parent company, the MTA, says it will provide limited transportation for its 300,000 daily train commuters. Strike service will include buses and ferries into Queens and Manhattan, as well as park-and-ride lots where commuters can meet for carpools.
The LIRR also plans to provide a smartphone app for real-time traffic and parking monitoring. Commuters will be able to find out if park-and-ride lots are full before they head out.
Despite the contingency plan, Long Island roads are expected to be choked with traffic in the event of a train strike. The MTA has asked that employers allow workers to telecommute, if possible.
For complete details of the LIRR's strike contingency plan, click here.
For more information about forming a carpool, click here.