Telework & Transit Assistance - New York Forward
As every region in New York State continues the reopening process, their transit and transportation situations will evolve. We keep this page updated with the latest transit updates, regulations and restrictions. This document shows what phase of reopening your region or county is currently in.
For guidance about supporting commuters returning to worksites, refer to this Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) guidance document.
The 511NY Rideshare team is here to help (from our homes). Our team of experts can assist you in maintaining a productive telework environment, navigating transit for essential trips, or helping you begin to prepare to return to work safely.
Travel and Transit Updates
Updated July 31
Face coverings are required when traveling on public transportation statewide
MTA transit remains for essential workers only. The MTA has a 13-point plan for reopening.
New York City
MTA transit subways and buses are operating on normal weekend service.
Staten Island Railway is running more frequently with more trains at peak hours.
NY Waterways is operating on a modified summer schedule.
The Port Authority suspended cash toll collection on the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel and Holland Tunnel and suspended the carpool discount program.
Liberty Landing Ferry service has resumed.
Metro-North Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines continue to add trains as ridership increases. Pasack Valley and Port Jervis have resumed regular service. Most ticket counters remain closed and cash is not accepted onboard. Off-peak fares are in effect.
Metro-North to CT: Danbury Branch resumed regular train service. Substitute busing is in effect for the Waterbury branch with buses every 3 hours. New Canaan Branch trains are operating hourly. Wassaic Branch is operating every two hours between Southeast and Wassaic on weedays (no weekend service).
Metro-North connecting services are operating on reduced schedules.
The Bee-Line bus (Westchester) has be resumed regular service. Rear boarding is still in place, and payment is not required.
Transportation of Rockland (TOR) has implemented rear door boarding and is waiving fares.
All Putnam County (PART) has resumed regular service including Paratransit and Croton Falls Shuttle.
Dutchess County Public Transit has resumed full service. Same-day, on-demand service is available to seniors, veterans and persons with disabilities for urgent trips (call 845-486-3555). Fare collection will resume on August 3.
Rockland Coach USA bus service has been increased.
Ulster County Area Transit is operating with increased service.
Long Island Railroad is running more frequent service. Off-peak fares remain in effect and cash is not accepted at counters or on trains. Ticket offices are open at Penn Station, Jamaica Station and Atlantic Terminal.
NICE Bus is operating on a regular weekday schedule, and fare collection has resumed.
Davis Park Ferries is operating on a modified schedule.
NJ Transit rail & light rail has resumed full weekday service, and bus services is operating on a full regular weekday schedule. NJT bus tickets are being cross-honored on all NJT rail lines.
Upstate NY Resources
Greater Glens Falls Transit (GGFT) service has resumed with minor changes. Trolley service has also resumed.
All Clinton County Public Transit service remains suspended.
Greene County Transit has moved to Dial-A-Ride service (call 518-943-3625).
Central NY Resources
Centro (Syracuse) buses are operating on regular weekday schedules (except discontinued routes). Fares are being collected in all counties except Oneida. Intercity bus service connecting Oswego County and Cayuga County to Syracuse will resume August 10.
Broome County Transit has resumed fares collection and continues to operate on a modified schedule.
Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) extended their no-fare policy through September 5. Buses continue to operate on a summer service schedule. TCAT Route 22 service to local parks will run Wednesday - Saturday through August 15.
Western NY Resources
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) (Buffalo) Metro Rail and Bus is operating on a regular schedule for essential workers only. Fare collection has resumed.
Regional Transit Services (RTS) RTS Monroe, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming services are operating on a normal schedule. Fare collection has resumed.
RTS Ontario, Seneca and Wayne, Orleans and Livingston are operating as Dial-a-Ride service. Limited bus service will resume August 3.
Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System is operating full weekday service.
Olean Area Transportation Services is operating modified service.
Setting Up and Maintaining Telework
511NY Rideshare telework experts compiled advice, information and resources on our telework page to help you implement a telework program and maintain it long-term.
On the telework page you will find:
Tips for employers / managers
Tips for individuals
Tools for successful teleworking:
File sharing tools
Special offers from companies and organizations to make the transition to telework seamless
Join our community of new and seasoned teleworkers on social media:
Offer or receive tips and "hacks" for teleworking
Share your telework space
- Share your children's transportation art
Questions? Call the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline: 1-888-364-3065