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Subway ridership declines in New York City. Is Uber to blame?

Published Sun, Feb 26, 2017 · 09:50 PM
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AFTER a period of soaring subway demand in New York City, ridership dropped last year, and transit officials say the rise of Uber and other car service apps may be partly to blame.

Annual subway ridership fell slightly in 2016 for the first time since 2009, according to statistics from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Weekday ridership was at its highest level since 1948, but weekend ridership fell about 3 per cent, suggesting that New Yorkers and tourists were finding other ways to get around.

The authority's acting chairman, Fernando Ferrer, said…

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