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Teaneck Man Becomes the Billionth New York City Subway Rider

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Teaneck NJ, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the MTA hit the milestone, thanks to Brian Jones from Teaneck, New Jersey. Brian Jones from Teaneck became the billionth New York City subway rider in 2023, tapping into the 175 Street station at 10:54 a.m. on Tuesday, as announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul. This achievement was reached six weeks ahead of the previous year, which saw the subway system reaching a billion riders on December 27. Throughout 2023, subway ridership has consistently increased. In recognition of this milestone, Jones was awarded a $100 OMNY value card, an OMNY T-shirt, an OMNY button, and a city subway map glasses cleaner during his noteworthy journey.

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2 thoughts on “Teaneck Man Becomes the Billionth New York City Subway Rider

  1. Does 5 billion riders include the turnstile jumpers or not…?

    1. i was going to axe the same question but you beat me to it!

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