Suburban Riders Have Been Surveyed
I got my answer from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The agency conducted a survey of transit riders from Metro-North territory (that’s us here in the Lower Hudson Valley) recently, to be combined with the results of a new survey being mailed to 170,000 New York City residents about their riding habits.Aaron Donovan, an MTA spokesman, tells me New Jersey Transit also conducted a survey of its riders, which include Rockland’s Metro-North customers.
The MTA already has info on riders, but Donovan says the survey results will give a Hi-Def picture of riders’ habits and patterns to help the transit agency plan its bus and train services going forward. The effort also helps the MTA keep getting the federal funding needed for its biggest projects, including the Second Avenue subway line and the East Side Access project bringing the Long Island Rail Road into Grand Central Terminal.