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N.Y. MTA Ridership Falls 19% Short of Budget Amid Shootings

  • Subway and bus trips are short 99 million of budget estimates
  • Sunday’s fatal subway shooting follows last month’s attack
Commuters on a subway car in New York.

Commuters on a subway car in New York.

Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg
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New York City’s subway system is carrying fewer riders than expected this year as crime has spiked, including a fatal shooting on Sunday and a violent subway attack last month that shook the city.

There were 414.5 million subway and bus trips taken from January through April, about 99 million less than budgeted, or 19% short of projections, according to data from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the city’s subways, buses and commuter rails.