New York City to Start Rationing Gas
Odd/even rule goes into effect for drivers tomorrow
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2012 3:56 PM CST
In this Nov. 2 file photo, cars wait for gas in Brooklyn.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(Newser) – It's working in New Jersey, and New York City is going to put into a place a similar gas-rationing plan starting tomorrow. Drivers will be able to fill up on odd or even days of the month, depending on their license plate number, reports the New York Times. The rule also applies to Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, though taxis and other commercial vehicles are exempt.

“This is not a step that we take lightly,” said Bloomberg, “but given the shortage that we will face for the next few weeks and the growing frustrations of New Yorkers, we believe it is the right step.” The move, diplomatically called a "kick in the gas" by the New York Post, comes as the region digs out from a nor'easter.

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reallybig
Nov 9, 2012 8:35 AM CST
Your doing a great job Brownie, keep it up. --- Remember don't blame FEMA or Obama, cause Obama PROMISED to be with you every step of the way, didn't he? --- Obama's new America? -------- REALLY
JayDogg
Nov 9, 2012 4:20 AM CST
Hahahahaha America welcome to life in South Africa, the beginning of the end is too funny!
Vincebus
Nov 9, 2012 12:00 AM CST
go national with it