Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY MTA)

New York, NY 10017


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New York City Transit Subway and Bus Photos MTA New York City Transit is the largest public transportation agency in North America and one of the largest in the world.


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New York, NY 10017

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MTA New York City Transit is the largest public transportation agency in North America and one of the largest in the world. The subway has a daily ridership of more than five million, and an annual ridership close to 1.6 billion. Our fleet of 6,380 subway cars travels almost 345 million miles a year along 660 miles of track, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, although not all routes operate around the clock. There are 468 subway stations, including 89 made accessible to customers with disabilities, via elevators and ramps. NYC Transit Subway serves Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens on 8,279 weekday trips. MTA Staten Island Railway (SIR) serves Staten Island.

The bus fleet, which has over 5,900 vehicles, is the largest in North American with an average weekday ridership of 2.69 million a day.

Products and Press Releases


MTA projects put on hold due to lawsuits against congestion pricing

Feb. 27, 2024
The MTA is putting most of its remaining construction projects that are funded by the 2020-2024 Capital Program on hold due lawsuits that are delaying the anticipated congestion...
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

MTA to install LEDs across subway system by mid-2026

To improve its security and visibility in its stations the MTA is working to replace all fluorescent lighting fixtures with LED lights.

New York Gov. Hochul, MTA roll out R211T open gangway subway cars on C Line

Feb. 2, 2024
Along with the unveiling of the R211T subway cars on the C Line, MTA reports more than 1,000 subway cars have now been equipped with security cameras.
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

MTA to apply for IIJA funding to make five stations ADA accessible

Jan. 31, 2024
The MTA has received $1.6 billion in federal funding for ADA projects for 36 stations since 2020.
Fare Collection

MTA Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson Rail Link to accept OMNY as fare payment method

Hudson Rail Link users will now be able to join riders of the other services to tap and go with their smart device with a digital wallet, contactless credit or debit card or OMNY...
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The Routing Company celebrates launch of CDTA's FLEX+ transit service

Jan. 30, 2024
The CDTA has partnered with TRC to provide riders with affordable and convenient transit service between downtown Albany, N.Y., and the Joseph L. Bruno Rail Station.

NYU Rudin Center for Transportation releases report looking at path to achieving full accessibility in NYC Transit system

The new report finds the MTA’s ability to deliver the remaining accessible stations hinges on the $15 billion in capital funding to be generated from the Central Business District...
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

MTA celebrates first year of Grand Central Madison service

Jan. 24, 2024
Since implementation of full service in February, MTA has sold a combined 81,444 tickets for Grand Central Madison between LIRR and Metro-North Railroad.

MTA awards utility relocation contract for Second Avenue Subway Phase 2

The contract is the first of four construction contracts for the new line, which will extend the Q ​train from 96 Street to 125 Street.

Articles & News

Safety & Security

OP-ED: Assaults against MTA bus drivers continue to rise

Dec. 19, 2023
Within the past few years, the string of violence against MTA bus drivers has increased significantly, making both drivers and passengers fearful.
Boingo Wireless

MTA partners with Boingo Wireless to expand wireless connectivity within MTA’s Grand Central Madison and LIRR stations

Dec. 7, 2023
The new wireless networks cover more than 18 miles of tunnels and are designed to make travel and commuting easier, faster and more convenient.

Traffic Mobility Review Board report recommends tolling structure for New York’s congestion pricing program

Dec. 1, 2023
The rate making process for Central Business District toll amounts will include feedback from the public; the current proposed rates range from $15 per day for cars to $24 or ...

FTA to issue $3.4 billion full funding grant agreement for Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 project

Oct. 26, 2023
The funding will allow the project to proceed to extend the Q train from 96th St. to 125th St. in East Harlem.
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One of 15 overhead chargers installed at MTA's Queens bus depot as part of a multi-year project to support the addition of 60 battery electric buses to MTA's network.
Power Converters, Battery Chargers and Inverters

Overhead chargers installed at MTA's Queens bus depot

Sept. 25, 2023
The project is part of a multi-year project preparing the MTA facilities to charge 60 new electric buses that are expected to arrive in early 2024.
40 Under 40

2023 40 Under 40: Amen Mukhlis, P.E.

Aug. 22, 2023
Amen Mukhlis, P.E., Senior Director Engineering and Project Management, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Construction and Development
MTA will install Quantum Self Securement Stations on 10 buses that operate on the M7 route as part of a six-month pilot.
ADA Related Products

MTA launches pilot of wheelchair securement device

July 27, 2023
The Quantum Self Securement Station will be installed on 10 buses and be evaluated as part of a six-month pilot.
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A prototype fare gate on display at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal in May 2023.
Fare Collection

MTA is ready to combat toll and fare evasion with Blue Ribbon Panel recommendations

July 20, 2023
The authority has committed to fully implementing the panel’s recommendations, which includes efforts to educate, enforce and better design the physical environment to prevent...
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Views of the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs station on the L/M lines on Tuesday, Jun 6, 2023.

Balanced budget through 2027 pulls MTA back from fiscal cliff

July 19, 2023
A state budget deal, increases to fares and tolls and operating savings are allowing MTA to balance its five-year financial outlook for the first time in more than 20 years.
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A rendering of the 125 Street Station as part of Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway project.

MTA releases solicitation for Phase 2 of Second Avenue Subway project

July 6, 2023
The solicitation is the first contract for the second phase of the project and will include utility relocation and building remediation.

Videos & Resources

A New Express Bus Network for Staten Island

A New Express Bus Network for Staten Island

Aug. 20, 2018
MTA New York City Transit launched the newly redesigned Staten Island express bus network on Sunday, Aug. 19, with Transit President Andy Byford.
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Mass Transit Weekly Update 8/19/2016

Aug. 19, 2016
This week's video update includes videos from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), InnoTrans, Common Good and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority...
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Safety & Security

MTA PD Canine Training Facility

July 15, 2016
An MTA Police Department training center opened an innovative Canine Training Facility in Stormville, New York.
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Mass Transit Weekly Update 5/13/2016

May 13, 2016
This weeks transit update includes videos from Hyperloop One, BC Transit, the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) and the Metropolitan Transit Authority...
Canarsie Tunnel Reconstruction

Canarsie Tunnel Reconstruction

May 13, 2016
Of the nine under river subway tunnels damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the Canarsie Tunnel (L) was hit hardest.

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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

OP-ED: MTA $11.6 billion East Side Access to Grand Central Madison update

Feb. 23, 2024
There is still much to do one year after the opening of MTA's LIRR $11.6 billion Manhattan East Side Access to Grand Central Madison.

OP-ED: MTA $7.7 billion Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 winter 2024 ups and downs

Feb. 9, 2024
The awarding of a utilities relocation for MTA's Second Avenue Subway extension is like taking a single bite of salad during a seven-course meal.
Transit Tech Lab

Transit Tech Lab reveals winners of 2023 competition

Jan. 23, 2024
The 13 winning companies have each completed successful eight-week proof-of-concept collaborations with participating agencies and will now move on to deploy their technologies...
Office of the New York Governor

New York Gov. Hochul’s proposed FY 25 budget features more than $17 billion in transit funding

Included in the funding is state operating aid for the MTA, non-MTA transit in the downstate region, engineering on the Interborough Express and planning of the Second Avenue ...
Safety & Security

OP-ED: NYC Transit subway rail car derailments and service disruptions will continue

Jan. 19, 2024
There are solution to these problems that require allocation of billions in additional funding and making proactive investments a priority over other multi-billion dollar capital...

OP-ED: More delay's ahead for $3.1 billion MTA Metro-North Bronx East Penn Station Access

Jan. 12, 2024
The final price tag for the project might grow beyond $3.1 billion
Office of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul

New York Gov. Hochul outlines proposal to improve access to transit in NYC

The plan includes a new Infrastructure Hub and measures to improve roadway safety and fight toll and fare evasion.
Transit Tech Lab

New York area transit agencies, Partnership for New York City launch sixth annual Transit Tech Lab competition

Jan. 9, 2024
This year’s competition is calling for tech-driven approaches to support the agencies’ objectives in customer experience, resiliency and curb management.

MTA highlights progress made in accessibility improvements throughout 2023

Jan. 2, 2024
The improvements include the completion of multiple projects and awards for future ADA station initiatives on the subway and bus system, LIRR and Metro-North Railroad.