Millions take public transit in New York every day. The New York Times is beginning a month-long series looking at the commute and culture of public transit in the city.
"On any given weekday, 5.3 million people crowd into the subway system, 300,514 take the Long Island Rail Road, 284,593 ride Metro-North and 275,850 take NJ Transit trains. Still others opt for boats, trams, cars and buses."
"To explore this phenomenon, we are embarking on a mission. For the month of January, we will ride to and from work with some of the New York area's commuting millions. And every day, we'll post an account of a particular trip online and tell you what it looks and feels like, who makes that commute and why, where they live and why."