NEW YORK — Faced with this summer's partial shutdown of New York's Penn Station due to track repairs, some employers in the city are scrambling to come up with plans to allow their employees who live in the suburbs to avoid the largely shuttered transit hub, the Daily News reports.
Businesses and real estate specialists say inquiries have spiked for temporary office spaces that do not require travel through Penn Station, where weeks-long outages in July and August are expected to trigger a travel nightmare for employees living in New Jersey and Long Island suburbs. Meanwhile, those in the banking, finance, and communication sectors are offering to let workers clock in from home or report to branch offices.
The efforts are an attempt to spare some 600,000 daily commuters from what New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicted could be a "summer of agony," based on recent delays and cancellations triggered by a pair of derailments at the station due to deteriorating tracks. For the full story, click here.