Post-Sandy, manic Monday looms for commuters

TOM HAYS Associated Press Published:

NEW YORK (AP) -- It could be a manic Monday for commuters starting the first work week since Superstorm Sandy hit the New York City region.

New York officials say the city subway system is on the mend. But they also warn a flood of students returning to reopened schools and motorists forced out of their cars by a fuel shortage could cause crowding and delays.

Philadelphia's transit authority loaned 31 buses that New Jersey Transit plans to use to support shuttle service for commuters traveling to New York City.

The coming week could bring other challenges. Election Day could see polling places without power. Some schools remain closed and students will be relocated. And a nor'easter threatens to hit the area by Wednesday.