Breyanna Williams of Wilkes-Barre got out of work early from her job at the Wyoming Valley Mall to return home. She found out she won't be taking the bus on Tuesday because LCTA runs will be canceled for the day. "I'll probably find a ride. My mom can get me a ride with somebody," she said.
Martz Trailways also limited its service because of the storm and idled most of its 58 buses on Monday. "Usually we carry about 1800 to 2000 people a day into and out of New York. Today, we carried I think 75," said Martz Trailways Director of Operations Dan Brunner. Nearly 40 Martz buses were grounded from the get-go because of Hurricane Sandy. Only 19 buses were scheduled to run and of all of those, four ended up being pulled off the road because of no ridership.
Martz pulled the plug on another popular bus destination -- Atlantic City. "The casinos in Atlantic City are closed right now so we'll have to wait to see if they'll open them, when they'll open them and how much damage is done from the surge," said Martz Trailways Human Resources VP Ed Stelz.
Martz Trailways was waiting to hear from New York City Monday night before putting its bussing plan in place for Tuesday.