By Keith Laing - 01/17/13 11:10 PM EST
The New York City subway system carries more than 2 billion each year on 24 subway lines that cover 659 miles of track and service 468 stations.
By comparison, the second busiest public transit system in the U.S. is Washington, D.C.'s Metrorail system, which carries more than 200 million passengers per year. The DC Metro system has 103 miles and 86 stations.
Lhota said on his campaign website that he was running for New York City Mayor because “I love this City – I love its diversity and optimism, and the opportunity it represents.”