The Straits Times
Published on Nov 01, 2012

New York commuters walk, bike and fume amid post-Sandy snarls


NEW YORK (REUTERS) - New York City commuters endured hours-long bus trips and bumper-to-bumper traffic on Wednesday as the city struggled to fix a crippled subway system and get back to business in the wake of mega-storm Sandy.

Even with many people staying home for a third consecutive day, New York-area commuters grappled with clogged streets. Some bicycled to work. Some walked across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Others gave up altogether and turned back home after waiting in vain for packed buses to take on more passengers.

"There's a lot of irritation. Everyone's worried about being docked pay and being late," said Mr Amar Man, a 57-year-old Queens resident who does light construction and maintenance work.