By Noah Manskar
NEW YORK, NY — Some straphangers have ditched the subway for Uber as for-hire vehicles have flooded the New York City's streets, a new Department of Transportation report shows. Half of the people who use ride-hailing services say they replace public transit trips with rides ordered from an app, according to the city's annual "Mobility Report" published Friday.
"New York City is now moving more people than ever, but several new trends — including declines in mass transit ridership and slower travel times, combined with more car ownership and for-hire vehicle trips — are together causes for concern," city Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said in a statement.
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Source: New York City Patch (via Empire Report New York)