New York City has implemented gas rationing in an attempt to curb enormous lines at gas stations in New York City and on Long Island following Hurricane Sandy. New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced an odd-even license plate system for gasoline purchases on Friday morning. Here are some details about how it works:
Vehicles with license plates ending in an even number or the number "0" can make purchases of motor fuel on even numbered days.
Vehicles with license plates ending in an odd number can make purchases of motor fuel on odd numbered days.
Vehicles with licenses plates ending in a letter or other character can make purchases on odd numbered days.
Commercial vehicles, emergency vehicles, buses and paratransit vehicles, Medical Doctor (MD) plates and vehicles licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission are exempt.
New Jersey already implemented gas rationing. Here is some raw footage of the enormous lines for gas in New York City. Take a look: