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NYC Transit Strike Impacts Livery Companies

LCT Staff
Posted on December 21, 2005

NEW YORK CITY — New York’s first transit strike in 25 years has forced commuters to find alternatives to mass transit buses and subways. Commuters have turned to walking and bicycling through wintry streets, along with using employer provided shuttle vans, personal vehicles, livery vehicles and taxis. New York's subway and bus system provides about seven million rides per day and has had a major impact on a city highly dependent on mass transit.

Some taxi and livery drivers said that business was proving difficult, especially with car-pool restrictions allowing cars only with four or more people into parts of Manhattan. The city has declined to lift these restrictions during the strike.

Source: Associated Press

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