The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) set a new post-pandemic ridership record, with almost 4.5 million bus and subway riders. MTA communications director Tim Minton tweeted that 3,143,337 people rode the subway on Sept. 30. The number approached almost 4.5 million when including bus ridership, he said.

The LIRR, MetroNorth and paratransit were all near records, too, Minton added.

The news comes a little more than two weeks after the MTA announced its largest number of riders since March 2020. On Sept. 14, the city’s buses and subways combined to carry over 4.2 million riders.

Despite the rising totals, MTA ridership remains about half of what it was prior to the pandemic, according to MTA data.

Source: SI Live

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