Proposed Changes in Levels of Service, Student Fares, and Crossing Charges

In December, the MTA was forced to set out a series of service changes and changes to fares and crossing charges to close a nearly $400 million budget shortfall due to State cuts and loss of revenue. Over the past month, MTA Chairman Jay Walder has reviewed these changes to find ways to limit their impact on customers. An unprecedented level of detail is now available here on how the changes were chosen and the impacts they will have, well in advance of public hearings to be held around the region in early March.

Below you will find detailed information about each agency's proposed changes, as well as hearing dates and locations for each of the nine public hearings. The public hearing notice lists the proposed service changes and proposed changes in student fares and crossing charges that are subject to hearing.

New York City Transit, MTA Bus, LI Bus, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad information concerning proposed service changes, including those subject to public hearing, is presented as reports containing an introduction, including summary tables for the proposed changes followed by a more detailed description of each change.

Information on New York City Transit's Access-A-Ride Program and Long Island Bus' Able-Ride program is provided in the form of memoranda from the agency presidents to their Board Committees.

Information on proposed changes in student fare and crossing charges which are subject to public hearing are provided in the form of summary documents.

The public hearings have been announced and a full schedule is available by clicking here or below on Public Hearing Notice. Online registration will be available for people interested in speaking at the hearings.

Comments will also be accepted by email by clicking here or by regular mail: MTA Community Affairs, 347 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017.