New numbers recently released show that subway ridership in the first 6 months of 2007 was 4% HIGHER than the same time period in 2006.
Only 4%? That’s not much, right? Wrong!
When you figure in the actual raw numbers, it’s huge. There’s already been about a billion subway rides this year. BILLION!
The PATH train’s growth was 7%. That only goes to show that populations are growing in areas like Hoboken. More and more people are choosing to live outside in these areas, and simply make the short commute in. If you work in lower Manhattan, it’s almost more convenient than living on the Upper East or West side. You just hop on the PATH and get dropped off in the heart of the financial district. Just pick up your bags of money, and head back to your slick Hoboken loft.
If you had to guess, how many people would you think ride the subway on a normal weekday? If you said 7.2 million people, you would be correct. That, or you read the same Newsday article I did.