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And after work, the network enables them to get to leisure activities: music, theater, cultural events, sports, and shopping more varied than anywhere in the country.
MTA subways, buses, and railroads provide 2.73 billion trips each year to New Yorkers – the equivalent of about one in every three users of mass transit in the United States and two-thirds of the nation's rail riders.
Motor-bus service on the streets of Manhattan began in 1905.
Today, NYC Transit's buses run in all five boroughs, on more than 200 local and 30 express routes.
MTA bridges and tunnels carry more than 297 million vehicles a year – more than any bridge and tunnel authority in the nation.
While nearly 85 percent of the nation's workers need automobiles to get to their jobs, four of every five rush-hour commuters to New York City's central business districts avoid traffic congestion by taking transit service – most of it operated by the MTA.
The MTA is continuing its rebuilding and improvement efforts through the 2015-2019 Capital Program and has committed significant resources to the first substantial expansion of the network in 60 years, including Long Island Rail Road access to Grand Central, the uptown segment of a full-length Second Avenue subway, and the extension of the number 7 line west from Times Square to the Javits Center.
A public-benefit corporation chartered by the New York State Legislature in 1968, the MTA is governed by a 17-member Board.
One hundred years later, the city's reliance on its underground rapid transit system is greater than ever.
Over the past three decades, the MTA has committed some 2.4 billion to restore and improve the network so that today it runs at unprecedented levels of efficiency.
Our employees at all of our agencies work diligently to maintain high service and safety standards.
MTA Bus operates 47 local routes in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, and 35 express bus routes between Manhattan and the Bronx, Brooklyn, or Queens.
It has a fleet of more than 1,200 buses, the 11th largest bus fleet in the United States and Canada.