Telework & Transit Assistance - New York Forward
As every region in New York State continues the reopening process, their transit and transportation situations 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 November 30
Face coverings are required when traveling on public transportation statewide.
Fare collection has resumed statewide.
Riding MTA, LIRR or Metro-North without a mask will result in a fine. Free masks will be provided - ask at a booth or a station ambassador.
The MTA has a 13-point plan for reopening. Traveling without a mask could lead to a fine - ask the MTA for a free mask if you need one.
NYC Ferry is operating on a regular schedule.
The Port Authority has ended cash toll collection at the Holland Tunnel. The carpool discount program is temporarily reinstated at the upper level of the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel.
Liberty Landing Ferry service has resumed.
Some Metro-North connecting services are operating on Essential Service Schedules. Check before riding.
The Bee-Line bus (Westchester) is operating with regular service.
Transportation of Rockland (TOR) check schedule before riding.
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).
Long Island Railroad is operating regular service. Off-peak fares remain in effect.
NICE Bus is operating on a regular weekday schedule.
Davis Park Ferries is operating on a modified schedule.
NJ Transit rail & light rail & bus service is operating on a full regular weekday schedule.
Upstate NY Resources
Greater Glens Falls Transit (GGFT) service has resumed with minor changes. Trolley service has also resumed.
All Clinton County Public Transit is operating with slight modifications to schedules.
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).
Broome County Transit continues to operate on a modified schedule.
Western NY Resources
Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System is operating full weekday 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