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The MTA is continuing its rebuilding and improvement efforts through the 2015-2019 Capital Program and has committed significant resources to the first substantial expansion of the network in 60 years, including Long Island Rail Road access to Grand Central, the uptown segment of a full-length Second Avenue subway, and the extension of the number 7 line west from Times Square to the Javits Center.
A public-benefit corporation chartered by the New York State Legislature in 1968, the MTA is governed by a 17-member Board.
The railroad has replaced many of its oldest electric cars with state-of-the-art M-7 rail cars and has modernized its entire diesel fleet with new locomotives, bilevel coaches, and "dual-mode” locomotives that operate in both diesel and electrified territory, enabling many customers to travel between Long Island and Manhattan without changing trains.Over the past three decades, the MTA has committed some 2.4 billion to restore and improve the network so that today it runs at unprecedented levels of efficiency.Our employees at all of our agencies work diligently to maintain high service and safety standards.A workable mass transit system." MTA mass transit helps New Yorkers avoid about 17 million metric tons of pollutants while emitting only 2 million metric tons, making it perhaps the single biggest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) avoidance in the United States.The people living in our service area lead carbon-efficient lives, making New York the most carbon-efficient state in the nation.