The Brian Lehrer Show Published by The Brian Lehrer Show The Subway is Packed. Now What? Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/359749/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Crowded subway car (Kate Hinds ) i Subway ridership hasn't been this high since 1949. Gene Russianoff, staff attorney at NYPIRG Straphangers campaign explains what has happened in the past 65 years, and what higher ridership means for service, repairs, and those crowded subway cars. Post by Brian Lehrer.