NYC subway ridership is down for second straight year

NEW YORK — It may not feel like it during your morning or evening commute, but subway ridership is down for the second straight year.

According to data released at an MTA meeting this week, New Yorkers took 1.727 billion trips taken last year, compared to 1.756 million taken in 2016, so roughly 30 million fewer trips.

"I'm not surprised. The subways have been pretty bad lately," said subway rider Leslie Spencer.

This is the second straight year the MTA saw a decline in the number of trips...

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