Capital Projects Virtual Public Hearing Federal Fiscal Year 2021

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, on behalf of MTA New York City Transit and its subsidiaries; MTA Long Island Rail Road; MTA Metro-North Railroad; MTA Construction and Development Company; and MTA Bus Company (collectively “MTA”), will hold a public hearing to solicit comments on MTA’s federal grant proposals for Federal Fiscal Year 2021.  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are conducting this meeting virtually via Zoom’s online platform and conference call feature, with a livestream available on the MTA 2021 Capital Projects hearing website.

The MTA receives federal funds pursuant to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Section 5307, Sections 5309, 5324, 5337 and 5339 of Title 49, United States Code (the Code), Title I of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) and other federal appropriations.  The Governor of the State of New York, local officials, and publicly-owned operators of mass transportation services have designated the MTA to receive such grants.

Hearing details

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 5 p.m.

Where: Virtually, on Zoom

How to join: Follow this Zoom URL or enter the webinar ID 889 4444 8992. To join by phone, call 877-853-5247 (toll-free). Enter webinar ID 889 4444 8992, followed by the pound (#) sign.

Hearing format

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are conducting this meeting virtually via Zoom’s online platform and conference call feature, with a livestream available on our site.

Registration for the virtual public hearing has closed.

Registration was open from 10-11 a.m. on February 23, 2021.

Only those who pre-registered will be able to speak at the virtual public hearing. Each registrant will have three minutes to speak.

Joining the virtual public hearing

If you are registered to speak, you may join the Zoom webinar either online or by phone.

Online (by PC, tablet, or smartphone)

Follow this link or go to zoom.us/join and enter the Webinar ID 889 4444 8992)

By phone

Call 1-877-853-5247 (toll-free). Then enter Webinar ID 889 4444 8992, followed by the pound (#) sign.

View-only online

Members of the public who wish only to view the hearings can watch the livestream that will be available on this page.

If you don't have access to a computer or the internet, join by phone using the instructions above.

To submit comments

All written comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. on February 23, 2021. Comments received after that date and time will not be considered.

Additional ways to comment or request information

Letters should be addressed to MTA Capital Program Funding, Attn: 2021 Capital Projects Virtual Public Hearing, 2 Broadway, Room B4.01, New York, NY 10004. You may also contact us by calling the public hearing hotline at 646-252 6777. Telephone agents are available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Accessibility and language assistance services

At the virtual public hearing, CART Captioning and American Sign Language services will be available.

Members of the public who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service or the free 711 relay service, and then ask to be connected to the public hearing hotline at 646-252-6777 to speak with an agent.

Members of the public who are blind or have low vision can request accommodations on or before February 3, 2021, by submitting a request online or by calling the public hearing hotline at 646-252-6777.

If language assistance or any other accommodations are required, please submit a request at least three business days before the hearing date in one of the following ways:

  • Online using this form,
  • By calling the public hearing hotline at 646-252-6777, or
  • By sending a letter to the address above.

View a copy of the complete MTA program of projects

A complete list of projects eligible for funding under this proposal is available here.