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NYC Commutes Push N.J. Transit Riding to 55% of Pre-Covid Levels

Commuters wait to board a New Jersey Transit train at Secaucus Junction station in New Jersey.

Commuters wait to board a New Jersey Transit train at Secaucus Junction station in New Jersey.

Photographer: Amir Hamja/Bloomberg

New Jersey Transit Corp. said weekday ridership continues to edge up as commuters slowly make their way back to offices in New York City, pushing use from about 50% of pre-pandemic levels to 55% in recent weeks. 

The bus and commuter-train operator said that interstate bus ridership for those heading into New York City is nearing 65% of pre-covid levels, while light rail ridership is up to 70%. Weekend bus ridership is around 80% of the levels seen before the Covid-19 shutdowns.