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MTA Wants to Offer Riders More Free Transfers When Service Gets Interrupted

The MTA will recommend at a board meeting nexxt month that commuters get more free transfers in the event of service disruptions, both planned and unplanned.

Transit officials tell News 4 New York that the MTA wants riders to be able to switch from one subway line to another, or from one bus to another, without having to pay again, by getting paper tickets handed out by staff when they exit a route with service problems.

For planned service changes, the MTA hopes to encode MetroCards with data to allow additional free transfers. 

The plan will be presented to the MTA board next month. 

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota calls it a “reasonable accommodation.”

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