The New York Times, in what seems like a continuing series on NYC transportation, has an article about a decline in subway ridership. The article points out declines that were to be expected such as in the financial district or Midtown as well as expected increases like along J, which shares a route with the M and Z which are facing service cuts. It will be interesting to see how these findings impact the expected service cuts.
Another area with expected results was a massive drop off at the moribund Mets’ stop and a below average drop at the World Champion Yankees stop. However, the Mets–unlike the Yankees–have a convenient commuter rail stop. Perhaps that explains the drop more than the team’s performance. Continue reading
Jared Lander is the Chief Data Scientist of Lander Analytics a New York data science firm, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, Organizer of the New York Open Statistical Programming meetup and the New York and Washington DC R Conferences and author of R for Everyone.