After two days of blizzard-induced commuting problems across the region, the mass transit agencies say that their service is near normal. (Whatever normal is!) The MTA says that bus and subway "service has been restored to near normal levels on most lines. There will continue to be service outages on a number of lines including the B, Q and Franklin Ave Shuttle," while the Long Island Rail Road is expected to be "near normal rush hour, with a few cancellations on the Babylon Branch, Port Washington Branch, Port Jefferson Branch, West Hempstead Branch and between Hicksville and Jamaica. Customers should anticipate delays of 10 to 15 minutes and build in extra travel time." Let's hear from the customers:
- "Great job at Hunterspoint Ave LIRR! 1000's of people have 2 crawl over snow & walk in the street because u can't clear sidewalk. SNOW BLOWER"—kevinpshan
- "I am a sardine on the LIRR."—robl1975
- "Barely made the last LIRR. These schedules are fucked completely up. Sheesh."—DeeSherrell
- "Trains seem to be operating "near normal" on the huntington line, as promised -- but slow. #lirr"—allilevine
- "I may actually make it to work for first time this week."—BrianMGold
- "Hey #Lirr would did u do with all that $$ from all those winters with little snow u have been around over 100 years is this a new problem?"—LIRR_RIDERS_NYC
- "LIRR 7 min late, NOT bad you fckers!!"—MelynnDUH
- "Well the Sayville station of the LIRR was a mess parking wise. Two days after the storm and it looks to be maybe 25% plowed?"—vfuori
, NJ Transit and PATH are all normal or near normal with some delays. And many riders are just bitching about the regular stuff—a Metro North commuter advises, "Reason number 8721 not to sit in a 4 seater. Assholes like this guy with his dirty ass boots on the seat."
How was your commute?