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New York City Traffic Related Information and New York City Traffic Reports(Top)

Ah, Traffic. One of the biggest delays in day to day life. Be it on local roads, freeways, highways or turnpikes, there are a variety of traffic impediments that one can encounter... and the New York City area can get quite congested. These links will help you anticipate traffic and other obstacles to plan alternate routes to minimize your delays, or at least to accurately estimate your travel time. If you opt for mass transit, there are links for New York City bus, train, subway and ferry schedules, routes, delay and other information as well. Buy eXpect delaYs shirts!
  This link is for the New York City Department of Transportation page for real time New York City traffic cameras. Chose from any one of the five boroughs and check the traffic flow from still images or streaming video.  
Heading into or out of New York City? Use this link for Beat the Traffic and see which route is the best choice. New York City Area Traffic Map shows traffic speeds by color; green is all go, to red which is slow or stop and go. Yield signs point out incident, construction, and events. Move the cursor over the sign and it will provide detailed information. Another good feature is that the site reminds the viewer to refresh after 3 minutes and will continue to do so, so that information is current as possible.
This New York City traffic link is from NBC New York channel 4. Several options on this site are available. Use the large map with the zoom to zero in on a specific area of interest or click from 1 of the 5 maps at the top of the page to see a specific area's traffic. Moving the cursor over an icon on the map provides the user with the reason the area is marked, construction, accident, or special event. Scroll down the page and access the same information.
This link belongs to the New York State Thruway Authority. This travel conditions page not only allows the user to check traffic along the Thruway, but links at the top of the page provide help with winter travel advisories, weather, and even regional advisory messages.
This link from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey lists alerts for New York City bridges and tunnels from the last 24 hours. You can also sign up to have alerts sent to you via email or to your pager or cell phone. Stay current and stay on time. You can learn detailed information about many of the New York City area bridges and tunnels, including traffic restrictions and toll information on the Port Authority of NY & NJ Bridge & Tunnel Main Page.

This is the home page for 511NY.   An excellent resource, this site provides the user with numerous choices.  First, use the Traffic Conditions link to choose from numerous area maps and then from the map legend, choose the traffic conditions to be included such as incidents/closures, weather alerts, events, and construction.  Next, use the Transit Conditions link to view area maps to check for delays, slow downs, or detours for ferries, subways, trains, or buses.  And finally check out the Transit Trip Planner to help plan the quickest and most delay free route.

This is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ( NOAA ) National Weather Service home page for New York City. The NOAA National Weather Service site provides a wealth of information for the New York City area, from watches and warnings to the latest conditions and forecasts.


New York City Mass Transportation (Top)

In this section you can find information on New York City Mass Transportation, such as buses, subways and ferries.

Check Metropolitan Transit Authority alerts for New York City. Daily New York MTA service alerts are listed on this page and updated throughout the day. From bus to train or subway to ferry, visit this link to make sure travel is delay free.
Determine future delays or detours by using this Service Advisories link from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. This link provides a list of links for
Scheduled System Advisories. From New York City Transit, to Bridge and Tunnel Advisories, to the Long Island Bus, avoid delays by getting the jump on scheduled work.
Need general information from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority? Whether it's scheduling to maps or programs to regional travel, use this link to stay abreast of all that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has to offer. Keep informed and keep on schedule.
Use this helpful New York City area Trip Planner to find the plan your route using mass transit. This page will help you find the correct bus, ferry, train or subway or combination to reach your destination.

Sign up for customized alert emails with this link from 511NY.  Get notified of transit problems from the New York State Department of Transportation.

Traveling by water? This is the home page of the NY Waterways. From this page view links to ferry service alerts, ferry schedules, ferry routes, service advisories, buy ferry tickets, find out about events, and more. Beginning travels here can save time later.
Use this link from the New York City Department of Transportation to check ferry schedules for the many ferry systems in and around the New York City area. This site provides information for public as well as private ferries. This is a one stop does it all page.


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