The MTA during the month of September will be installing poles and equipment relating to the Central Business District Tolling Program (aka Congestion Pricing) at the following locations: 182 West Street (night work); the Holland Tunnel entrance at 250 Hudson Street (night and day work); and the Holland Tunnel entrance at 576 Broome Street (night and day work).
The MTA Board will consider changes to the MTA’s fares and tolls over the next two months (please see attached notice for details or visit the webpage at the link: changes to the MTA’s fares and tolls).
How to comment on the MTA’s proposed changes to fares and tolls:
Members of the public wishing to comment on these specific changes, and/or provide feedback on the MTA’s fares may do so by submitting a comment at the link below:
Submit a comment on the MTA’s proposed changes to fares and tolls.
Members of the public may also comment at the MTA’s public hearings, which will be in a hybrid format allowing for remote access via Zoom and in-person access at MTA headquarters at 2 Broadway.
Hybrid public hearings
The MTA will hold four hybrid public hearings on the proposed fare changes:
- Thursday, June 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Thursday, June 22, 6-9 p.m.
- Friday, June 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Monday, June 26, 6-9 p.m.
All public hearings will be held in person at MTA Headquarters, 2 Broadway, 20th Floor – William J. Ronan Board Room.
There will also be a Zoom option for those who prefer to attend virtually, and the hearings will be livestreamed on the MTA website.
This more flexible format allows us to hear from a wider audience, including people who cannot travel to Lower Manhattan.
Registering to speak
Those interested in providing comments at a hybrid public hearing will have two minutes to speak. To register to speak at the hybrid public hearings, please register using the links above, or call the Public Hearing Hotline at 646-252-6777. Telephone agents are available daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Registration for each public hearing is now open. It will close at the start of each hearing.
Joining the hearings virtually
If you are registered to speak and joining the public hearings virtually, you may join the Zoom meeting at the scheduled hearing time either online or by phone following these instructions:
- Join online: To access the Zoom meeting online, visit the website. You can also use this link enter the Meeting ID 820 2029 1036.
- Join by phone: To access the Zoom meeting by phone, please call +1 646 518 9805. Then enter Meeting ID 820 2029 1036 followed by the pound (#) sign.
Members of the public who wish only to view the hearings may access the event live on YouTube.
To submit questions during the hearings, you must join the hearing through the Zoom online platform. You may submit questions at any other time in the ways listed below. Questions after the proposed fare changes may be responded to by staff during or after the hearing.
Additional ways to comment
- Submit a written comment.
- Mail a letter to MTA Government & Community Relations, 2 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10004
- Call the hotline at 646-252-6777
Accessibility and interpreter services
American Sign Language and CART Captioning 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 do not have access to a computer or who do not have access to the Internet can listen to each of the hearings by calling the Zoom meeting at 1-646-518- 9805 (toll-free). Then enter Meeting ID 820 2029 1036, followed by the pound (#) sign.
If language assistance or any other accommodations are required, please submit a request at least five (5) business days before the scheduled hearing date in one of the following ways: online, calling the Public Hearing Hotline at (646) 252-6777, or by sending a letter to MTA Government & Community Relations, Attn: Fare Hearings, 2 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
More information here: How to Comment on MTA 2023 Fare & Toll Changes and here: MTA Proposed Fare and Toll Changes 2023”