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About NYC Subways and Buses


New York City Subways and Buses is comprised of two agencies of the MTA regional transportation network – MTA NYC Transit and MTA Bus.  The regional network also includes MTA Staten Island Railway (part of NYC Transit's Department of Subways), MTA Long Island Rail Road, MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, and MTA Capital Construction.

Hours of operation: 24-hour-a-day bus and subway service throughout the five boroughs.

How to Ride:

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The largest subway car fleet in the world.

Equipment: More buses than any other public agency in North America.

Features: All subway cars and buses are air-conditioned and either new, remanufactured, or overhauled.

Fare Collection: More than 90 percent of trips taken on NYC Subways and Buses are made with MetroCard.  Buses also accept exact change.

Ridership: Ridership is approximately eight million daily - more than 2.5 billion annually.

Darryl Irick was named the acting president of New York City Transit in February 2017.
8 department heads comprise NYC Transit's senior staff.

Work Force: NYC Subways and Buses employs over 50,000 people in more than 20 major departments and divisions.

In addition to employees responsible for bus and subway operations and maintenance, the work force also includes attorneys, engineers, electricians, computer programmers, ironworkers, masons, teachers, physicians, mechanics, carpenters, accountants, environmental specialists, and hundreds of other job titles.

NYC Transit's Coney Island Shop in Brooklyn is the world's largest rapid transit storage, maintenance, and repair facility.

DID YOU KNOW? The first woman to hold the position of subway train conductor was I.A. Lilly, who began work on Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company cars on December 28, 1917.

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