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Metropolitan Transportation Authority Announces Plan to Remember 9/11

Updated September 11, 2021 12:00 a.m.
MTA Announces Plans to Honor 9/11

2,800 MTA Buses Will Have Special Destination Signs 

Subways and Commuter Railroads to Feature Digital Remembrance 

MTA Social Media Platforms Will Feature Tribute 


See Photos of Special Destination Boards and Signage 


To honor and pay tribute to those who were lost on September 11, 2001, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will launch visual memorials on New York City buses, subways and both commuter railroads on Saturday, the 20th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center .   

“I remember the day vividly. I was working in the Brooklyn division of buses facilitating a new bus operator orientation,” said New York City Transit Interim President Craig Cipriano. “When we heard that the first plane had hit the North Tower, we thought it was some kind of an accident. But when we heard a second plane hit the South Tower, we knew it was time to jump into action.  One of us stayed behind while the rest of the team headed out to set up evacuation routes out of Lower Manhattan.” 

“September 11, 2021 marks 20 years since the unimaginable tragedy that devastated our city,” said Acting President of MTA Bus Company Frank Annicaro. “Today we honor and remember those we lost with these special signs on many of the bus routes that run through downtown Manhattan.” 


New York City Buses 
2,800 MTA Buses will add a special destination sign to many routes through the five boroughs. Following the route number and destination the bus signs will read “9/11 We Remember.” Dozens of those buses will travel in and out of Lower Manhattan 

New York City Subways, Long Island Rail Road & Metro North Railroad 
A special graphic will appear on digital signs onboard trains that reads, "September 11, 2021...Remembering those we lost.” 
MTA Social Media 

A digital remembrance will appear all day on September 11 across the MTA’s social platforms. 

Transit Museum 

Bringing Back the City is the New York Transit Museum's online exhibit dedicated to telling the stories of the heroic response of MTA employees in the immediate aftermath on 9/11 and for many months that followed. It includes incredible first-person testimonials from first responders and provides an invaluable historical record of how transit workers helped New York City recover.