Subways saw pandemic record of 3.94 million rides on March 16


The New York City Subway set a pandemic-era record for daily ridership last week, with 3.94 million riders traveling by mass transit on Thursday, March 16.

That’s the highest ridership numbers recorded on the subways in almost exactly three years, after the 4.1 million people who rode the subways on March 12, 2020, in the waning days of normalcy before the COVID-19 lockdown.

Also on March 16, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the first time recorded over 2 million taps onto subways and buses with OMNY, the tap-to-pay system set to fully replace the MetroCard by the end of this year.