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A Look At NYC's Overburdened Subway System With The MTA Chief

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson interviews MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast in front of an exhibit of photos of MTA heavy construction projects. (Adam Lisberg/MTA)
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson interviews MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast in front of an exhibit of photos of MTA heavy construction projects. (Adam Lisberg/MTA)

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson continues to broadcast today from New York City, which is home to the largest subway system in the U.S.

It has 468 stations, more than 6,000 subway cars and a record 6 million daily riders, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. But it is also very congested, with delays that rose last year, according to MTA data.

Jeremy headed to a subway platform during this morning’s rush hour with MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast, to talk about the city’s subway system and an expansion that’s underway.

Guest

  • Thomas Prendergast, chairman and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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