Strike traffic predictor

The Strike Traffic Predictor:

How to move 92,000 people without the LIRR

By Nathaniel Lash

The Long Island Rail Road pumps 92,000 human bodies into the city during the rail’s peak morning hours on weekdays, many of whom presumably will still need to get where they’re going.

But how they choose to get there — and if they stay home — could make a drastic difference if the strike happens.

Exactly how big a difference? That’s up to you. Play with the sliders or click the buttons to see how different decisions commuters might make would impact the roads next week.



We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.