Gov. Cuomo Declares Transportation Emergency

Service may be limited, but hey, it’s cheap—well, free, to be exact. New York Governor Cuomo declared his state in a transportation emergency Wednesday night, and announced that all fares for subways, commuter rail trains, and buses will be waived tomorrow and Friday. “The service in many cases is limited, the service in many cases will be crowded,” Cuomo said at a press conference. He added that traffic Wednesday in Manhattan “was very high and the gridlock was dangerous,” as many stoplights where out of power. Meanwhile, as an oil spill plagues New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie announced he will allow gas stations and fuel merchants to buy from other states in order to combat a gas shortage in the state. Christie said federal authorities are sending 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 100 power generators to the Garden State.