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Table 11.II.B

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
Information and Map Links

 
     
 
  • The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is North America's largest transportation network, serving a population of 14.9 million people in the 5,000-square-mile area fanning out from New York City through Long Island, southeastern New York State, and Connecticut.
  • MTA Bus operates 46 local routes in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, and 35 express bus routes between Manhattan and the Bronx, Brooklyn, or Queens. It has a fleet of more than 1,200 buses, the 11th largest bus fleet in the United States and Canada.
  • The Long Island Rail Road is both the largest commuter railroad and the oldest railroad in America operating under its original name. Chartered in 1834, it extends from three major New York City terminals - Penn Station, Flatbush Avenue, and Hunterspoint Avenue - through a major transfer hub at Jamaica to the easternmost tip of Long Island.
  • Metro-North Railroad is second largest commuter railroad in the nation. Its main lines - the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven - run northward out of Grand Central Terminal, a Beaux-Arts Manhattan landmark, into suburban New York and Connecticut.
  • MetroCard, the MTA's automated fare collection medium, is accepted on all New York City Transit subway stations and on buses. It can also be used on Long Island Bus, MTA Bus, and on the PATH system (operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey), a subway linking New York and New Jersey.
  • MTA Bridges and Tunnels bridges are the Robert F. Kennedy, Throgs Neck, Verrazano-Narrows, Bronx-Whitestone, Henry Hudson, Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial, and Cross Bay Veterans Memorial; its tunnels are the Brooklyn-Battery and Queens Midtown.
 
   
    Links to MTA Maps    
   

NYC Subway
   
   

Bus Maps - By Borough
   
   
Manhattan
   
   
Brooklyn
   
   
Bronx
   
   
Queens
   
   
Staten Island
   
   

Long Island Railroad (LIRR)
   
   
Metro North
   
   
Staten Island Railway
   
   

Bridges and Tunnels
   
     
     
 

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Source:
MTA.info/mta/network.htm