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May 19, 2010 5:31 AM Subscribe
Did transit workers let people ride for free on September 11th, 2001 in NYC?
posted by amicamentis to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (38 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've just left New York, and was at the World Trade Center a few nights ago and started thinking about the logistics of what happened that morning when everyone was panicked and trying to get out of the city. What was the situation regarding transportation? Were people streaming onto buses and subways without paying? Did conductors generally make people pay regardless? I know this wouldn't be true 100% of the time, but did it happen most of the time?
If people were getting on buses and subways without paying, did this extend to the LIRR, PATH trains, and ferries like the one that goes to the Statue of Liberty?
Segueing into my second question - are there policies made available publicly that explain what transit workers are supposed to do in these emergency situations? Are they supposed to head back to the main station or continue on their regularly scheduled route?
I'm curious to hear from people that might have been there, but secondhand stories or news articles would be appreciated as well.