Record Ridership For MTA, Still In Massive Debt

October 23, 2014 | Rhett Jones

If a business has a record number of customers, it would stand to reason that they should be enjoying record success. Don’t tell the MTA that, because in the month of September they broke their own records for single day ridership 5 times, meanwhile they’re still in massive debt and will be raising fare prices next year.

According to an MTA statement:

Newly available figures show 6,106,694 customers rode the subway on Tuesday, Sept. 23, making it the highest ridership ever since daily figures were first recorded in 1985. Four other September days also saw more than 6 million customers, and the 149 million customers over the month were more than in any other September in more than 60 years.

It was reported yesterday, that the MTA may have to increase fares by 15% due to budget shortages unless Albany steps in with help. No matter what, a 4% increase in March has already been confirmed. (Photo: @michael-semensohn)