(Bloomberg) -- New York City traffic is close to reaching pre-pandemic levels as more people commute into the city through the bridges and tunnels run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 

The Port Authority’s four bridges and two tunnels carried a total of 10.6 million vehicles in August, just 3% below August 2019 levels, but still “representing a sustained return,” the agency said in a Tuesday statement.

Cargo volumes at the seaport continued to surge, rising 14.9% in August, the third busiest month on record at the port.

By contrast, airport passenger volume was down 38% in August compared to a year ago. Ridership on the PATH train was down 62% in August from 2019.  

During the pandemic, ridership sank on New York City subways and buses, which are run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Its subway system is still only carrying about half the number of weekday passengers it did in 2019 and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said on Tuesday that the agency “faces enormous budget shortfalls that could harm the regional economy with no easy solutions.”

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