MTA New York City Transit’s (NYCT) ridership reached unprecedented milestones in September, breaking the previous single-day ridership record five times in a single month, agency officials announced yesterday.
Newly available figures show 6,106,694 riders took the subway on Sept. 23, making it the highest daily ridership ever since figures were first recorded in 1985. Four other September days also registered more than 6 million passengers, and the 149 million riders for the month were more than in any other September in more than 60 years, according to NYCT. The previous ridership record of 5,987,595 was set on Oct. 24, 2013.
“This is a phenomenal achievement for a system that carried 3.6 million daily customers just 20 years ago,” said Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Prendergast in a press release. “As ridership increases, the MTA Capital Program is vital to fund new subway cars, higher-capacity signal…
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The owner’s decision to celebrate a trade show in which his team didn’t meet its on-paper goals but still acquitted itself marvelously is consistent with the advice entrepreneur Frank Gruber provides in Startup Mixology, his recent book about turning ideas into action. In fact, Gruber, the co-founder of media company Tech Cocktail, devotes an entire chapter to the subject of proper celebration. One of his main points is that founders should use celebration as a “tool that can leverage big and small wins and keep you and your team focused and motivated during the not-so-good times.”