Operational gas stations in New York/New Jersey State

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Re: Operational gas stations in New York/New Jersey State

Postby AndyPoms » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:02 pm

This morning I saw several gas stations with baloons on them (starting in New Haven, CT and heading south along I-95 towards NY)... When I clicked on them they opened up with a Business Name (not a Brand) and said Open, NJ in them...

When I passed Bridgeport, CT I got a pop us that said "NJ Wazers need your help..." with info about the chit-chat plan... So when I got where I was going (Service Plaza on I-95 in Fairfield, CT) I put up one about being open for gas (both North & Southbound) - since the Darien Service Plaza is closed for renovations, this is the closest Service Plaza to the NY border.

I did take a gripe with the "NJ Wazers need your help" headline... It's not just the NJ Wazers that need help, it's NY Wazers too (and some CT Wazers as well)... There were cabs out of Manhattan driving to Fairfield to fuel up this morning...
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Re: Operational gas stations in New York/New Jersey State

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Re: Operational gas stations in New York/New Jersey State

Postby DuckynCindy » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:46 am

I, too, was thinking Waze would be our best resource for open and supplied gas stations in NY/NJ. I am reaching out to the Waze operators. It's becoming critical here in central NJ, as I am sure it is in your area too. We are Jersey Strong and New York Tough! Best of Luck My Friends!
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Re: Operational gas stations in New York/New Jersey State

Postby hey8x » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:39 am

I've been thinking of this problem too - perhaps we can utilize the built-in gas pricing feature to find a solution. If you pass a gas station that is closed, enter "$0.00" as the price. Then, people will know the station has no gas. If a real price is entered, then you know there is gas. How often do the stations pricing get updated? How many wazers need to enter in a price before the new one sticks? Most prices I've seen in NYC seem several days old, and those stations are well out of gas.

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Operational gas stations in New York/New Jersey State

Postby shiteetah » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:09 pm

It would be great if Wazers living in New York could use this thread to let others know of gas stations that are operational. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find them. If your posts could state the names of the towns, that would allow those searching to simply go straight to your postings for the pertinent info.
As for me personally, if anyone knows of any between the Tappan Zee bridge and Harriman turn-off on the I-87, please let me know.

Thank you all in advance!

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Re: Operational gas stations in New York/New Jersey State

Postby shiteetah » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:52 pm

Thanks for the replies folks! I sincerely hope your weekend gas woes were not too serious.

For my own question of operational gas stations between Tappan Zee and Monroe, it's a sure bet that the Sloatsburg Plaza on the I-87 will always at least have regular to offer - i was assured this by a Sunoco representative.

As far as showing which gas stations have gas and which don't, I find that simply selecting Not Offered (N/A) for gas stations out of whichever fuel grades, should be sufficient. As for how long it takes to update with new information etc ... i have no idea. I did notice that some gas stations which were out were marked down as N/A and that worked well for me.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Operational gas stations in New York/New Jersey State

Postby shiteetah » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:33 pm

dmcconachie wrote:I presume you've seen http://www.waze.com/blog/update-east-co ... shortages/


No but i have now, thank you. :D

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Re: Operational gas stations in New York/New Jersey State

Postby shiteetah » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:59 am

TyShoes wrote:We should all do what we can to help the Waze community. The link to Gas Buddy is certainly a help.
However, if the information is more than an hour old, the station is probably shut.

Real time Chat is probably the best way to go.


Agreed. I can tell you it's proved invaluable for me.

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Re: Operational gas stations in New York/New Jersey State

Postby TyShoes » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:57 pm

We should all do what we can to help the Waze community. The link to Gas Buddy is certainly a help.
However, if the information is more than an hour old, the station is probably shut.

Real time Chat is probably the best way to go.
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