This page is ONLY for submitting requests for copies of records under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). If you are not requesting copies of records under FOIL but are only seeking information, visit the MTA Customer Information page.
You must submit your FOIL request to the appropriate MTA Agency. If you send your FOIL request to the wrong agency, you will not receive the records you are seeking.
Requests for records under the Freedom of Information Law may be submitted online, via email, or by USPS. Select the appropriate link below for more information about submitting a FOIL Request. To those sending email or USPS FOIL requests, suggested sample text is provided below under 'Submit via Email'.
Many records exist only on paper and cannot be sent back to you via e-mail. It is therefore necessary for you to include your name, address and phone number. Records can be made available for inspection and copying by appointment only, at a location to be determined by the responsible FOIL Officer.
- Submit Online
- Submit via Email
[You may use this sample text but are not required to do so. If you choose to use it, please copy and paste into the message area of your email.]
Dear Records Access Officer:
Please email the following records if possible (include as much detail about the record as possible such as dates, names, descriptions etc.) Please advise me of the appropriate time during normal business hours for inspecting the following records prior to obtaining copies (include as much detail about the record as possible such as dates, names, descriptions etc.) Please inform me of the cost of providing paper copies of the following records (include as much detail about the record as possible such as dates, names, descriptions etc.) If all of the requested records cannot be emailed to me, please inform me by email of the portions that can be emailed and advise me of the cost for reproducing the remainder of the records requested ($.025 per page or actual cost of reproduction) If the requested records cannot be emailed to me due to the volume of records identified in response to my request, please advise me of the actual cost of copying all records onto a CD
If it is necessary to modify my request, and an email response is not preferred, please contact me at the following telephone number: __________________
If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reasons for the denial and provide me with the name, address and email address of the person of body to whom an appeal should be directed.
Address (if records are to be mailed):
- If my request is too broad or does not reasonably describe the records, please contact me via email so that I may clarify my request, and when appropriate inform me of the manner in which records are filed, retrieved or generated.
- Submit via USPS
Requests for records under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) can also be made by mail. To make a request by mail, use the appropriate address from the list below.
Manager Legal Support Services/Freedom of Information Law Officer
2 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10004
MTA NYC Transit
Deputy Exec. Asst. General Counsel/Freedom of Information Officer
130 Livingston Plaza, 12th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201
MTA Long Island Rail Road
Vice President - General Counsel & Secretary
Jamaica, New York 11435
MTA Metro-North Railroad
Jordan Johnston, Esq.
Associate Counsel/ Freedom of Information Law Officer
420 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, New York 10170</p>
MTA Bridges and Tunnels
Freedom of Information Law Officer/Administrator
2 Broadway, 24th Floor
New York, NY
MTA Capital Construction
Deputy FOIL Officer
2 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10004-2209
MTA Bus Company
Freedom of Information Officer