New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Providing nearly 3 billion trips a year, the New York MTA is an integral component of promoting a livable and mobile New York City. New Yorkers and visitors alike use the transportation system to leverage local services and activities. For residents in particular, access to public transportation promotes mobility, which in turn, increases quality of life. Expansive public transit systems, like the MTA, promote economic strength on a regional level, help to foster social equity by providing low-cost mobility options, revitalize urban and suburban neighborhoods by improving mobility access and promoting affordable housing, and provide a sustainable transportation option with low per capita energy consumption. All these benefits of the MTA promote a more sustainable and livable community for residents.
MTA service removes 700,000+ cars in the central business district every workday, allowing for decreased congestion, a cleaner environment, saved energy, shorter commute times, and a greater quality of life. While not direct access to services, these are also important benefits of public transportation that directly impact community health.