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Odd / Even Gas Rationing Starts Friday

Starting tomorrow, the last digit of your license plate will determine when you can buy gas.

Odd / Even Gas Rationing Starts Friday

 

New York City will establish gas rationing starting Friday to help reduce wait times and long lines at gas stations in the five boroughs.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed an emergency order Thursday to establish an odd-even license plate system for gasoline purchases, starting 6 a.m. on Friday. 

The temporary odd-even system will remain in effect until further notice, and will operate as follows:

  • 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.

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