Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chair and CEO Patrick J. Foye said New York City subways and buses carried 2.1 million customers last week.
He noted that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio "estimated that at the beginning of phase three, we will add an additional 50,000 customers." Phase three begins today, and sports and recreation can resume, including city basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball, dog runs, handball and bocce, according to the city's mayor.
Foye said he expects ridership to gradually increase.
“We expect a meaningful increase after Labor Day when we believe a lot of white collar workers will return to their jobs," he said.