Transit Riders Skipping Mondays

The new commute normal includes far fewer transit rides on Mondays, reflecting new hybrid work schedules that gives workers the options of choosing days to come into the office.

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April 11, 2022, 8:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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Transit ridership has a case of the Mondays, to borrow an infamous phrase from the 1999 film Office Space.

Writing for Streetsblog NYC, Dave Colon uses another pop culture reference: "New transit data show that the Big Apple is more like the Big Garfield, with a population that simply hates Mondays."

"Subway ridership stats from October through March show that weekday subway ridership on Mondays was roughly 7 percent lower than it was for Tuesdays through Fridays (discounting holidays that fell on Mondays or other days of the week)," explains Colon. More specifically, "The average on a Monday is 2,815,166 million rides over the six month period. The per day average for non-Mondays was 3,026,371 million."

With more workplaces allowing flexible schedules, employees are making their preferences known and voting with their feet—and not just in New York City. The source article, linked below, notes similar trends at work in Washington, D.C. and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Monday, April 11, 2022 in StreetsBlog NYC

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