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How to contact the MTA

We're here 24/7 to help you plan your trip, answer your questions, and address any issues you’re having. Let us know what you’re looking for and we'll help you find it.

Report a problem or make a suggestion

Our self-service feedback tool makes it easy for you to report a problem you spotted, get help with an issue you're having, make suggestions for us to improve, and offer commendations for our employees. Your report will go directly to the department that can help.

If you’re reporting an emergency, dial 911.

You can use our system to report issues like:

  • Malfunctioning air conditioning on your train or bus
  • Out-of-service MetroCard Vending Machines
  • Inaudible PA announcements on a train or bus
  • Excessive crowding on a train/bus
  • Feedback on an interaction with an MTA employee

Other ways to contact us

File a request or complaint

FOIL request

To request a copy of a record under the Freedom of Information Law, you must use the FOIL Request page. Only use that page for requesting copies of records under FOIL.

ADA-related complaint or reasonable modification request

You can make a request, file a complaint, and see more about the appeals process.

Title VI complaint

Any person who believes they been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin by MTA and its agencies may file a Title VI complaint.

MTA Police complaint

MTA PD patrols LIRR, Metro-North, and the Staten Island Railway.

Note: NYPD Transit Bureau officers patrol New York City Transit’s subways, buses, and stations. They aren’t MTA employees, but they work in partnership with us. Here’s where you can file a complaint about NYPD.

TBTA Law Enforcement Complaint

The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority Police Department patrols the MTA's seven bridges and two tunnels. Complaints will be submitted to TBTA's Internal Security Department. 

To submit a personal injury or property damage claim, please download the appropriate form and follow the instructions. Please note the forms are for NYCTA, MaBSTOA, and SIRTOA only. All other agencies must be served according to existing protocols.

Chat with us on social media

How to reach us

In an emergency, call 911.

Call 911 or notify MTA personnel ASAP if you see something unsafe or threatening. You can also tell us via social media and we will help you summon assistance as fast as possible. Give us as much detail you can about what's happening and where.

What to include in your message to us:

  • What subway line or bus route are you asking about?
  • What direction are you traveling?
  • Where are you?
  • What's the four-digit train car or three-digit bus number you're on?

 

In stations, tell us as much as you can about where you are, and what's going on: “There's an overflowing trash can in the front of the downtown platform at 33 St on the 6.” “The screen at the entrance to 7 Av on the NE corner of 53 St/7 Av is down.”

We‘ll route your feedback to the right team.

We can help you with:

  • real-time service updates
  • the location of the next train/bus
  • route planning assistance
  • navigating planned work
  • general info about the system, how it works, and other fun tidbits

We can't help if you:

  • display explicit harassment
  • use violent language towards us or anybody else
  • make racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, or any other hateful comments

Please remember that we’re a bunch of real people behind the screen. And we understand being abrupt, frustrated, or annoyed. (We even made a video about mean comments we’ve gotten on Twitter.)

Unless your conduct with our feeds crosses a line, we’ll never block you. But if you harass, spam, or consistently troll and abuse our staff, we won’t answer you anymore.

If you use hate speech, we’ll report your tweets to Twitter. If you threaten specific acts of violence, we’re obligated to notify NYPD immediately.

Other resources to help answer questions

  • Our Customer Self-Service page provides a list of MTA services you can access online 24/7.
  • Services for riders with disabilities are available through New York City Transit’s Access-A-Ride program.
  • Web developers and others looking for data can find details on our developer resources page. This page also includes guidance on using our logos, maps, and symbols.
  • You can find maps and schedules to help plan your trip. Service advisory pages let you know about planned service changes.
  • Use our trip planner to find the best way to get where you’re going.
  • Need help? Call our Travel Information numbers.
  • Learn more about and see contact information for MTA Police.
  • For EPA Section 608 Refrigerant Handling Certified employee verification, please call (718) 613-0461/0484