MTA must adapt service for ‘24/7 rush hour’ after COVID, Stringer says

The MTA needs to adjust its service schedules to meet the demands of a rolling, “24/7 rush hour” that has become dominant in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Sunday.

With many white collar workers continuing to work from home for some or most of the work week, ridership patterns have evened out by time and location, according to data crunched by Stringer’s office. That means a higher percentage of riders commuting on buses, on weekends and in the early hours than before the pandemic.

“Rush hour is not nine-to-five, Monday through Friday. Rush hour is 24-hours a day, seven days a

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