In the event of a New York City Transportation Workers' strike, Columbia will remain open and all resources will be utilized to maintain services to the entire University community. Please regularly check Columbia’s Web site as the date of a possible strike draws near for updated information.
Below is information to date:
The Transportation Workers’ Union has threatened to strike the New York MTA on Friday, December 16, 2005.
Should a strike occur, MTA buses and subways would not operate. It is anticipated, however, that Metro North, the Long Island Railroad, the Staten Island Railway and private buses would continue to operate.
The City of New York is also likely to announce various traffic restrictions such as vehicle occupancy rules and route limitations. It is critical, then, to expect delays and to plan ahead for contingencies.
As a precaution, all departments expecting deliveries during the period of the possible strike are advised to arrange for the delivery of those goods by Friday December 16, the anticipated start of the potential strike.