Bus strike forces commuters to find other ways to work

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With ShortLine and Coach USA workers still on strike, many commuters are scrambling to find alternate ways to New York City as the holiday weekend comes to an end.

Workers hit the picket lines last week as they continue to fight for a new contract. The strike left at least 3,000 people in Rockland and Orange counties without a way into Manhattan.

Approximately 240 drivers, mechanics and ticket agents with Local 225 of the Transport Workers Union of America say they want a new three-year contract. The sticking points in negotiations include wages, vacation time and sick pay.

Commuters say they will have to adapt the best they can. However, many say with high gas prices, their alternate ways to work may get expensive.

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