About New York City Transit
MTA New York City Transit is the largest public transportation agency in North America and one of the largest in the world. The subway has a daily ridership of 5.4 million and an annual ridership in 2012 of roughly 1.7 billion. Our fleet of more than 6,300 subway cars traveled approximately 340 million miles in 2012, along 660 miles of track, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, although not all routes operate around the clock. There are 468 subway stations, including 95 made accessible to customers with disabilities, via elevators and ramps. NYC Transit Subway serves Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, making 7,817 weekday trips. MTA Staten Island Railway (SIR) serves Staten Island and has four ADA-accessible stations.The bus fleet, which consists of New York City Transit and MTA Bus, had 5,600 vehicles in 2012 - the largest in North America. Furthermore, NYC Transit was the first public transportation in the world to make its buses 100 percent accessible to customers with disabilities. The average ridership is 2.6 million a day, 789 million annually, on 235 local, 5 Select Bus Service, and 64 express routes in the five boroughs. In 2012, buses made more than 454,000 trips and traveled more than 296,000 revenue miles on an average weekday - more than 95 million miles yearly.In addition, NYC Transit and MTA Bus Company run the largest "green" fleet in the world with a combined total of more than 2,000 hybrid electric and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) buses.
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