October 27th – Friday

Every word of God proves true. – Proverbs 30:5

New York City Mayor George McClellan inaugurated the city’s rapid transit system, known as the subway, on this day in 1904. While London and Boston had already established underground train networks, the New York City subway became the largest in the United States. The inaugural line, operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), covered approximately nine miles with 28 stations, connecting lower Manhattan’s City Hall to Harlem’s 145th Street and Broadway. Mayor McClellan enjoyed the experience so much that he personally drove the train to 103rd Street. Later that evening, the subway opened to the public, and over 100,000 people paid a nickel for their first ride under Manhattan. Over the years, the subway expanded to other boroughs and is now controlled by the Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA), with 26 lines and 472 stations in operation.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Transportation Department officials as they seek to ensure the safety of public transportation systems.
  • For Secretary Buttigieg as he facilitates the Transportation Department’s funding of infrastructure projects.
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