New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today that passenger vehicles will be limited getting into Manhattan.
The four East River bridges will be limited to travel into Manhattan with vehicles of three or more people, Bloomberg said. The same restrictions are being made to the Hudson River bridges, except for the George Washington Bridge.
“If you are coming in anything other than the GWB you will have to have 3 people in your car,” Bloomberg said.
The lack of subways has meant extreme traffic in the city. The MTA said today that usually 2.3 million people take buses in the city each day, and another 5 million take the subways. So you do the math.
Bloomberg said that 643,000 people in NYC are still without power.
“Business in the city is on its way back,” Bloomberg said.