With a strike looming, the MTA has released its contingency plan, including shuttle buses, carpooling stations and even a ferry to Manhattan.
Below are key points. For a full plan, visit the MTA's site.
Shuttle bus service
-- 8 different pickup and drop-off locations
-- Not expected to accommodate everyone; use as last resort
-- Buses will take riders to subway drop-off locations: Howard Beach Station, Citi Field, Woodhaven Boulevard Station
Nassau Community College to Howard Beach Station
Bellmore LIRR Station to Howard Beach Station
Seaford LIRR Station to Howard Beach Station
Manhasset LIRR Station to Citi Field
Hicksville LIRR Station to Woodhaven Blvd. Station
Park and ride
-- At Citi Field, lot closes to commuters at noon if there is an evening game, 9:30 a.m. if there an afternoon game.
Carpooling and ride-sharing staging areas
-- HOV lanes will require 3-person minimum in cars
-- Parking is not unlimited
Belmont Lake State Park -- 656 spaces allocated for carpooling
Farmingdale State College -- 1,000 spaces allocated for carpooling
Heckscher State Park -- 2,500 spaces allocated for carpooling
Hempstead State Park -- 398 spaces allocated for carpooling
Sunken Meadow State Par -- 3,000 spaces allocated for carpooling
-- Ferry service will run between Glen Cove Terminal and the East 34th Street Pier in Manhattan
-- Riders should display LIRR tickets, monthly passes upon boarding
-- Trip takes 40 minutes
-- Capacity limited to 500 seats.
-- Parking limited at dock. Carpooling is recommended.
-- N20 and N21 take riders to Flushing Subway station (7 train)
-- N31/N32, N33 take riders to Far Rockaway-Mott Ave. Station (A train)
-- N1, N6, N22, N24, N26 take riders to 179th Street Station (F train)
-- N4/N4X takes riders to Jamaica Center Station (E, J, Z trains)
-- Familiarize yourself with the New York City subway map
-- Telecommute if you can