The city of New York is gearing up for a wave of new riders as the city looks to attract riders from across the country as the subway’s winter shut-downs hit the city’s subway system.
In addition to the anticipated shut-down of the subway, which will result in delays and longer delays than expected, a new report by the City Council is looking at how the region’s transportation systems are performing.
The report by Councilmember Carlos Menchaca (D-Brooklyn) and Councilmember Joe Borelli (D.C.) has found that transportation infrastructure is struggling to meet the needs of a growing population.
Menchacay said the report shows that New York’s transit system is struggling due to the city not being able to manage its own funding and the lack of accountability for its ridership growth.
New York has about 9 million riders and a subway system that’s more than half-way completed.
The study looked at New York Transit system ridership and how it compares to the rest of the country.
New Yorkers are not seeing the same level of service as the rest, but they’re paying a lot more.
The average daily transit cost in New York in 2016 was $2.85, compared to $1.94 in the rest