Brooklyn-based commuters into Manhattan have a tough road ahead — literally. With the MTA getting back up and running only very gradually, many travelers are relying on the shuttle system. The surging number of shuttle riders has put a heavy strain on city transportation, and today, commuters are being greeted by long, long lines.
My cousin walked to Harlem today from Brooklyn. Took him 3 hrs. I guarantee it was a better look than the shuttle buses.
— Almond Joi (@bkjoi78) November 1, 2012
People from Brooklyn have been waiting 1-4 hours to get on the shuttle buses…to get into the city…
— 민아 (@Minkipk84) November 1, 2012
Whoah. This commuter bus situation is .. wow http://t.co/HWh5X3mj
— Colin Campbell (@BKcolin) November 1, 2012
— Jennifer Bergen (@jennybergen) November 1, 2012
This line for the shuttle in Brooklyn looks like the bread line during the depression.
— Jeff C. (@_JeFFF) November 1, 2012
Every person in line for the shuttle bus from Brooklyn is instagramming
— Hannah Thurman (@hannahthurman) November 1, 2012
And the results are pretty amazing:
Breaking: chaotic scene in downtown Brooklyn as thousands of people line up to board free shuttle buses to Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/y2wQpx1G
— Jack Fink (@cbs11jack) November 1, 2012
This is the line for people trying to get on shuttle busses at Barclays Center. Line is around whole arena. pic.twitter.com/ErnIyGRM
— Al Ragone (@Alragone) November 1, 2012
— DjTBLaZe (@DjTBLaZe) November 1, 2012
And here's what the *front* of the Brooklyn-Manhattan shuttle bus line looks like. It actually wraps around http://t.co/omPixCNk
— NYCAviation (@NYCAviation) November 1, 2012
— Stephen Krill (@stephenkrill) November 1, 2012
The line for the Brooklyn-Manhattan shuttle from Jay Street is fucking nuts. Gotta be at least 5 blocks of people
— Tim McDonough (@phish83) November 1, 2012
. @GridlockSam People should be avoiding driving on Jay Street in Brooklyn. The shuttle bus traffic is making it untenable.
— Souled Out, Bäéd Up (@Carnegro) November 1, 2012
Long line for shuttle bus going to Manhattan from downtown Brooklyn – Jay St. Traffic still bad. http://t.co/3061rLXI
— Martha Adeline (@MarthaDeline) November 1, 2012
The line snaking from Jay street under a tunnel in downtown Brooklyn for shuttle buses to Manhattan pic.twitter.com/YrDsxqKy
— Karen McVeigh (@karenmcveigh1) November 1, 2012
— Virginia Laird (@virginialaird) November 1, 2012
My morning commute from Brooklyn to Manhattan via shuttle buses. 1000s walking in line, circling the blk 2x for an hr. pic.twitter.com/knJsBi8R
— Tracey Hughes (@traypeace) November 1, 2012
Photo: the line for the brooklyn shuttle. imagine this ten times. Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T http://t.co/rLom0IyX
— DAVE. (@DAVEeveryseason) November 1, 2012
the line to get on the manhattan shuttle looks at least 1,000 heads deep. damn, downtown brooklyn. godspeed.
— miss hunnayyy (@huny) November 1, 2012
Just saw friends pics of endless lines in Brooklyn for shuttle buses into Manhattan. Good luck everyone.
— ckoh (@ckoh) November 1, 2012