Masks Required for Everyone Attending In-Person, Regardless of Vaccination Status
Livestream Continues to Be Available
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that in-person Board and committee meetings will be held later this month. On Monday, Jan. 24 starting at 8:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the day, MTA Board committee chairs will convene meetings of the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, New York City Transit and Bus, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, Finance, Capital Program Committee (CPC), Safety and Audit committees. On Wednesday, Jan. 26, a meeting of the full MTA Board will begin at 10:00 a.m.
MTA Board and the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, New York City Transit and Bus and CPC Committee meetings will provide for the public to weigh in on Authority business for up to 60 minutes, from either the MTA’s 2 Broadway headquarters or a remote location. This public comment period also doubles in length the amount of time commenters were allotted during the height of the pandemic, when an all-remote commenting format was limited to 30 minutes. Speakers will continue to be allotted up to two minutes each.
Under this, public speakers will continue to register on the day of the meeting. Should the maximum amount of time be reached, any additional speakers who cannot be accommodated will have the opportunity to provide video comments that will be sent to members of the board and posted online. Those additional recorded comments will also be included on the MTA’s YouTube page at the conclusion of the formal meeting.
A post-meeting news conference will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the board meeting on Jan. 26. Accredited news media representatives are invited to join and ask questions at the news conference either in-person or via Zoom.
Members of the public at committee and board meetings are required to adhere to the MTA’s Code of Conduct. For safety reasons, the following protocols will be in effect on Monday, Jan. 24 and Wednesday, Jan. 26:
- Capacity for the public is limited to 52 people, who will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. There will be an overflow room that can hold up to an additional 25 members of the public.
- Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
- Anyone who feels ill is asked to stay home and seek advice from a healthcare provider.
For details on meeting schedules and procedures for public participation, to watch meeting livestreams and access meeting materials, the public is encouraged to visit MTA Board Meeting, January 2022 | MTA.