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Passengers ride a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) subway on June 29, 2017 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Passengers ride a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) subway on June 29, 2017 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Average weekday ridership on the New York City subway fell slightly in 2016 for the first time since 2009, and has also been declining this year. Ridership dropped from 5.8 million in September 2016 to 5.7 million in September 2017.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with John Raskin (@johnraskin), executive director of Riders Alliance, a public transit advocacy group, about why fewer people are riding the subways in New York.

This segment aired on November 17, 2017.

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