Annual New York Subway Report Card

Posted to The Times  |  Nathan Yau

My second graphic was in The Times Metro section today (Tuesday, July 24, pg B2). It’s an annual report card compiled by the Straphangers Campaign for every New York subway line. The No. 1 line was coincidentally ranked best while the C and the W (one of the lines I take) were near the bottom.

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