Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

(NYC) Subway Crush No Longer Gets Weekends Off

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Environment & Energy » Public Transportation and Smart Growth Group Donate to DU
marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 08:29 AM
Original message
(NYC) Subway Crush No Longer Gets Weekends Off

from the NYT:

Published: July 10, 2011

New York City slows down on the weekends, and its subway is no exception: long waits, jumbled routes, trains that skip stops and sometimes never appear.

Except these days, even if the trains do not show up, riders still do. The weekend subway experience now entails crowded platforms, sardine-tight train cars and a rising tide of complaints as the system struggles with its biggest weekend passenger load in several decades.

Weekend trips have doubled in the past 20 years, far outpacing the growth of ridership during the workweek. Last year, the subway had 5.36 million rides on average during weekends, one of the highest counts on record, transit officials said.

You would probably have to go back to close to World War II when people were working six days a week to find a similar trend, said William M. Wheeler, the director of planning at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. .............(more)

The complete piece is at:

Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Environment & Energy » Public Transportation and Smart Growth Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC