It’s been a rough few years for Metro-North what with derailments, crashes and commuter deaths. But it finally seems like service and safety are coming back. The best metric of that is the recent surge in ridership, up 1.7% compared to last year. That works out to more than 3,000 additional riders every day!
Certainly this ridership gain is a sign of more people finding jobs. But with gasoline prices near a record low, there’s a reason these folks are training instead of driving: They like what they see.