Instead of sounding off on social media about the near-daily issues you experience with the MTA, did you know you can actually tell the agency your thoughts the old-fashioned way? Yes, we mean face-to-face?
Around the third week of almost every month, the MTA holds a board meeting at its headquarters at 2 Broadway in the Financial District. The meeting is open to the public, and takes place in its boardroom on the 20th floor.
July’s meeting takes place on Wednesday, and will include updates on operations performance, reports on financials and ridership and votes on contracts and any upcoming service changes.
But before any of that gets covered, the public will have a chance to speak its mind about all agenda items, which, along with meeting dates, are announced in advance.
Any New Yorker interested in speaking before the MTA board should arrive at least 15 minutes before a particular committee meeting or 30 minutes before a board meeting to register. Registration is only in-person, not online, and each registered public speaker is given the floor for two minutes.
New Yorkers will also be subjected to a security screening upon entering the MTA building prior to attending the meetings.
As there is no meeting in August, the next MTA meeting after Wednesday's is on Monday, Sept. 25.
To find out more information, visit mta.info.
Since it may be hard for many New Yorkers to attend the meetings as they are held during normal business hours, the MTA offers a live stream of the entire meeting on its YouTube page. Watch below for a live stream of this month’s meeting below: