A NYC Transportation Guide
For The Confused & Perplexed

If you are in need of some good NYC Transportation options, well, Ladies & Gentleman & Children of all ages, you may or may not have come to the right web pages.

Let me 'splain, what I bring to the table. I am your friendly neighborhood lifelong native New York City taxi driver.

Schlepping (carrying) locals and visitors to and from various transportation hubs.

Believe me you can & could do worse.

Making The Mother Ship Connections

In the likely event you are from out of town or outer space, you will notice the inhabitants of NYC seem to be in a Hurry.

They have places to go and people to see. The whole idea of Rush Hour is a bad joke. They are all running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Trying to get somewhere or nowhere quickly.

Experienced travelers always take this into account.

Here is a rule of thumb. Expect the unexpected.

How do I know this? 

Yellow taxi drivers have spent thousands of hours experiencing this directly.

Subways, Buses, Ferry's & Commuter Rail Roads

There are no shortage of Subways, Buses, Ferry's & Commuter Rail Roads to connect you with your destiny or destination. Visiting Uncle Mario or Aunt Maria in the 'burbs from the Great Elsewhere, they will put it down so you can pick it up.

You take bus X to subway Y. Then divide ferry Z by commuter railroad W.

Simple, just like the horrible algebra class you took.

Now, solve the equation.

Of course, you are staring at your mobile phone.

Lost & confused. You are not alone.

A solution to this complicated problem is to talk to another human being.

I know, I know having social intercourse with others can be a problem. 

They may be angry, exhausted and time challenged.

But,the residents of New York City are a helpful lot.

Lead, Follow or Get out of the Way.

Subways in NYC

Subways in NYC are how most of us get to and from places.

Driving in NYC may be an option. It may or may not be a good option.

In most other places you drive. New York City is Not like other places. 

I drive a yellow taxi cab. 

I do not own a car.

The fact of the matter is I have been riding subways before I was born when my mother was pregnant with me. Mama Mia ! ! !

Many of these web pages you are reading have been created on the subway.

We do our best work sitting down. I can be naïve and stupid. It amazes me there are no subways in most places.

However, this was how I was born and raised.

Click on the links below to find up-to-date information for NYC Subway, Bus, and Commuter Trains

Subway Service Changes

Subway riding is always interesting and challenging. Stay on top of your commute by visiting the link above. It will tell you what's going down under ground.

Who Else Rides Buses In NYC ? ? ?

Buses in NYC are public transportation or transportorture. 

There is less craziness above ground, then below ground. However, there is still plenty of insanity for you and me. 

When I ride a bus at 2:00 AM, I do not want to make a fashion statement. I want to look like a cop or criminal. The Idea is you don't want strangers to mess with you. 

Do not misunderstand me, NYC is one of the safest places on this planet. 

Thank You Very Much, Evil Doers for helping to make this place a wonderful police state with excellent shopping and dining options.

My wife has on more than several occasions commented on my raggedy appearance. 

She is correct (she has me well trained). 

You do not argue with your wife, police officer or Hells Angels. Logic or Common sense has nothing to do with it. You will never win the argument.

For those of you who are not familiar, NYC has transponders on all their buses. It is easy to figure out, where they are.

Visit this link:

MTA Bus Time

Type in your bus number...

Voila ...You now know where your bus is.

Port Authority Bus Terminal

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the connection point for commuters and visitors from New Jersey and the Great Else Where.

For the record, I'm not a fan of this place. I have a memory of being a youth and cutting school. I was inside the subway station underground. A jail bird asked me for a contribution. It was an offer I could not refuse. This was in the 1970's. New York City was a different place.

If you are lucky or unlucky enough to be going in or out of there this link will be of use to you.

Port Authority Bus Terminal Carriers

Commuter Rail Roads

Commuter Rail Roads help those nice suburban folks get in and out of NYC.

This saves them wear and tear on their automobiles. Which they need to get around anyway. Driving and parking in NYC is not fun.

Here are some useful links for you:

Long Island Rail Road Schedules

MTA Metro-North Railroad Schedules

New Jersey Transit