Transit Strike

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

New York City's mayor says businesses lost one (b) billion dollars in revenue during the three-day transit strike.

Michael Bloomberg says restaurants, museums and cultural institutions were especially hard hit. In a radio address today, he also said several construction sites had shut down because deliveries couldn't be made through traffic-clogged streets.

Bloomberg says New York City spent ten (m) million dollars a day on police overtime and strike-related costs, and he says the city lost tens of (m) millions of dollars in sales tax revenue

Transit workers walked off the job Tuesday, shutting down buses and subways for (m) millions of riders. Service resumed Friday after the Transport Workers Union agreed to return to work without a contract.

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