Masks and Full Vaccination Required for Everyone Attending In-Person
Livestream Continues to Be Available
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that in-person Board and committee meetings will be held later this month. On Monday, Jan. 24, starting at 8:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the day, MTA Board committee chairs will convene meetings of the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, New York City Transit and Bus, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, Finance, Capital Program, Safety and Audit Committees. On Wednesday, Jan. 26, a meeting of the full MTA Board will begin at 10:00 a.m.
MTA Board and Committee meetings will accommodate both in-person and remote live public comments for up to 60 minutes. Public speakers will continue to register on the day of the meeting.
Speakers will continue to be allotted up to two minutes each. Should the maximum amount of time for public speaking be reached, any additional speakers who cannot be accommodated will have the opportunity to provide video comments that will be sent to members of the board and posted online. Those additional recorded comments will also be included on the MTA’s YouTube page at the conclusion of the formal meeting.
A post-meeting news conference will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the board meeting on Jan. 26. Accredited news media representatives are invited to join and ask questions at the news conference either in-person or via Zoom.
Members of the public at committee and board meetings are required to adhere to the MTA’s Code of Conduct. For safety reasons, the following protocols will be in effect for the boardroom on Monday, Jan. 24, and Wednesday, Jan. 26:
- Capacity for the public is limited to 52 people, who will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. There will be an overflow room that can hold up to an additional 25 members of the public.
- Masks are required for everyone, although public speakers can remove their masks while at the microphone.
- Anyone who feels ill is asked to stay home and seek advice from a healthcare provider.
For details on meeting schedules and procedures for public participation, to watch meeting livestreams and access meeting materials, the public is encouraged to visit MTA Board Meeting, January 2022 | MTA.