Award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is the Metro Editor for WNYC News. She has previously served as Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.
Weekend ridership grew by 3 percent, matching the all-time historic high for weekend ridership set in 1946.
Word comes as the American Public Transit Association reports a record 10.5 billion trips on public transit.
The system was shut for two days around storm Sandy. Eight tunnels flooded, and many lines from Brooklyn to Manhattan were shut for a week. The system is still not completely restored.