As our City continues to grow and expand, transit ridership is at an all-time high. 

We have a great transit system that many new yorkers rely on and is the foundation of the City's economy, but now is the time to plan for the future. 

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New transit and transit-like services have changed how people move around the city.  We are planning for those who live, work and visit here today and those who may come in the future.

 

The New York City Department of Transportation is developing a Citywide Transit Plan to plan for the future of transit in New York City, and account for where and how New Yorkers live today and into the future.  With input from the community, the plan will identify citywide needs, values and a shared vision, and then define priorities for enhancing transit service for our neighborhoods and connecting all residents to safe, convenient and reliable public transportation.  

 

 

Our Values

THIS PLAN IS BASED ON OUR VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES, INCLUDING:  

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  • Transit options need to be available when and where people need them.
  • Transit needs to be an option for all New Yorkers, regardless of income, age or ability
  • Transit options need to be reliable.
  • New York City is a built-out city with no room for new streets.  We must continue to rethink how we use our city streets so they better serve all New Yorkers. 
  • Planning, enforcement and management of our street and transit operations will take advantage of innovations in data and technology.
  • New York City is vulnerable to climate change and we are committed to improving the sustainability and resiliency of our city through promoting low emission, affordable and sustainable modes of travel.
  • Development and growth throughout the city must be aligned with transit options.