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 PATH Ridership Rising At WTC Station

Nov 22, 2004 3:11 pm US/Eastern
Temporary WTC PATH Station, mostly stairways instead of escalators: Hudson Tubes H&M RR(1010 WINS) (HOBOKEN, N.J.) PATH ridership at the World Trade Center station has exceeded expectations since the service was reactivated a year ago, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Monday.

Average weekday ridership was just under 40,000 trips, almost 40 percent higher than the 26,000 daily trips anticipated, according to Anthony Coscia, chairman of the bistate agency.

Coscia said the $560 million project to restore PATH service to the World Trade Center following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks took just 26 weeks when it normally would have taken years.

Coscia said because the agency believed PATH service was a cornerstone of the regional economy, "We put a huge emphasis last year on trying to get service restored."

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