The Psychology of the New York Subway Rider, Decoded


Apparently, in addition to raising fares, planning to raise fares again, altering service on almost every single subway line last weekend, and continuing to work on recovery from Sandy, the MTA has been quietly studying the behavior of its riders for a while now, per a report released yesterday.

Creepy, sort of, but also you have to admit, pretty intriguing! Sure, we already know how we should be riding the subway, but in practice, how does that actually shake down? Like most human behavior, a lot of it is a disgusting mystery, but still, there are a few key takeaways.


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