MTA Chair: Agency Not Expecting Boost In Ridership Until After Labor Day

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — New York City entered Phase 4 of its reopening on Monday, meaning more people will be returning to the city’s transportation network, but the MTA says that's not the case this time around.

MTA Chairman and CEO Pat Foye spoke with WCBS 880’s Steve Scott on Monday morning, saying while the city continues to progress through reopening phases, there hasn’t been a huge jump in ridership.

“Subways and buses are running at full service. I can give you Friday’s report on subways and buses: We carried almost two and a half million total riders that was roughly evenly split between subways and buses,” Foye said. “That would represent approximately 23% of normal pre-pandemic subway ridership, and something clo