Facing the threat of a debilitating transit strike in less than 24 hours, New York banks are promising it will be business as usual Wednesday, though much of the local industry's work force may be late or unable to make it to work.

Defiantly, banks say they will use car pools, private cars and buses, and skeleton shifts to keep doors open. Their efforts have been coordinated through the New York Clearing House, which began last week to organize how bankers will get to work.

Limited Time Offer

Save $400 off your subscription. Special offer ends April 30, 2017.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.