The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is operating the Essential Service Plan on subways, buses, Long Island Railroad, and Metro-North Railroad until further notice.
If you're not traveling for work or for urgent personal business like a medical appointment, do not use public transportation in order to keep limited capacity available for people who must travel.
Face masks are required for all riders. If you don’t have a mask, stop by a subway station booth or ask a LIRR or Metro-North station ambassador for a free one. If you refuse to wear a mask, you could be issued a fine.
Get the latest information about MTA service during the outbreak.
For information about the MTA’s reopening plan and rider health and safety rules, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and City Life page.
Every day from 1 AM to 5 AM, there is no subway service to allow trains and stations to be disinfected. Bus service will continue to run 24/7.
The Essential Connector Service for essential workers ended on August 30th.
Learn more about overnight service changes and transit alternatives.
Bus Boarding Policy
As of August 31st, the MTA resumed front door boarding and began collecting fares on all buses. The MTA will have teams on buses to remind customers that fares are coming back and to remind them to wear masks.
Riders can pay for fares using the OMNY contactless fare payment system, MetroCards, or coins at the front of all buses. OMNY can also be paid at the rear door of all Select Bus Service routes with all-door boarding.
Learn more about the bus boarding policy.