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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.

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2008 at 10:54 am by Ken Valenti. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Commuting, Metro-North, MTA, NJ Transit, subways, TOR



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Going Places is written by transportation writers Khurram Saeed and Ken Valenti. Khurram's transportation column, "Getting There," runs Wednesdays in Rockland. Ken's column, "Going Places," runs Mondays in Westchester and Putnam. Join in the conversation and share tips on coping with fellow commuters.


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Khurram SaeedKhurram SaeedKhurram Saeed has been reporting for The Journal News since 2000. He writes about transportation issues in Rockland and has a weekly column called Getting There, which appears Wednesdays. READ MORE

Ken Valenti Ken Valenti Ken Valenti covers trains, planes and automobiles - not to mention buses and ferries - for Westchester and Putnam. He's been a reporter with The Journal News and its forerunners more than 20 years and has covered all four corners of Westchester County. READ MORE

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