Subway ridership 'plateaus' after signs of recovery

After promising signs of recovery, New York City’s subway ridership has “plateaued” in the past month, Metropolitan Transporation Authority officials said Wednesday.

In February the system carried a high of 3 million riders since the omicron variant slowed travel in mid-December. But in the past two weeks weekday subway ridership has hovered around 3 million, or about 57% of pre-pandemic numbers, said Craig Cipriano, acting president of New York City Transit.

“While I remain optimistic that ridership will continue to increase, we do acknowledge that ridership appears to have plateaued in recent weeks,” Cipriano said at the MTA’s board meeting on Wednesday.

MTA Chairman and CEO Janno

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