Record number of riders on NYC subway system

NEW YORK (AP) – If it feels like there are more people riding the subways in New York City than ever before, it’s because that’s true.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says a record of more than 6.2 million people rode the subway on Oct. 29.

They say about 50,000 less people rode the subways on the same date the year before.

The previous record, which approached 6.2 million people, was set on Oct. 30, 2014. The MTA has been tallying ridership records since 1985.

MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast says the agency continues to work to maintain and improve the subway system.

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