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Travel slowly creeps back to life in Northeast

David Koenig, Associated Press Writers

NEW YORK (AP) -- Superstorm Sandy is gone, the sun is shining, but many folks in the Northeast are still stuck in a transit nightmare.

Even though airports, rail lines, buses and even the New York City subway have reopened, most aren't at normal capacity, leaving gigantic lines and gridlocked traffic.

Transit in New York still has the biggest problems. The subway — which handles 5.3 million passengers on a typical workday — wasn't running south of midtown or out to Brooklyn. Commuters were left waiting for seats on shuttle buses to Manhattan.

Bus lines Greyhound, MegaBus and Bolt Bus are running nearly normal schedules. Amtrak is still not serving New York City but has pumped water out of one Hudson River tunnel.

Northeast airports were all open but still have numerous cancelations.