MTA Essential Connector Program- Free Rides for Essential Workers

The MTA is offering the Essential Connector Program for essential workers who are commuting to home or work between 1 and 5 am. Essential workers can book one free trip in a for-hire vehicle per night if:

  • A bus trip would take more than 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • A bus trip requires more than two transfers, or
  • The walk to or from a bus stop is more than 1/2 mile (10 minutes of walking

This resource is for New York City and New York State residents.


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