Bronx resident honored by MTA as its billionth rider in 2022

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority celebrated a milestone of one billion subway riders in 2022 Tuesday with the billionth rider being a Bronx resident!
On her way to catch the new Avatar movie, Sasha Salazar, of the Bronx, was surprised by happy faces and cameras ready to celebrate her unexpected milestone. The last time subway ridership exceeded a billion was in 2019.
Salazar was gifted with a brand new omni-card with $100 in fares for being the billionth rider.
The MTA says it has seen a significant increase in ridership and that they are already looking forward to even higher numbers in 2023.