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Congestion Pricing makes for better transit

Updated May 31, 2024
Congestion Relief Zone toll revenue will fund $15 billion in capital improvements to the MTA network.

The 2019 state law directing the MTA to implement Congestion Pricing specified that 80% of the revenue, or $12 billion, be spent on capital improvements to the subway and bus system, and $1.5 billion be spent on each of LIRR and Metro-North.

The projects below are, as of May 2024, eligible to be funded at least in part from Congestion Pricing revenue. To be eligible, projects need to:

  • Be included in the 2020-2024 Capital Plan.
  • Be listed in Transportation Improvement Program maintained by NYMTC.

Once Congestion Pricing is implemented and revenue is generated, specific funding allocations to individual projects will be made and documented on this page.

A new elevator on the platform at the 7 Av subway station
We're expanding accessibility across our system with new elevators at many stations.


The MTA is committed to increasing accessibility throughout our transit system through the addition of new elements like ramps and elevators at the following stations.

Learn more about station accessibility projects.

  • 110 St 
  • 137 St 
  • 145 St 
  • 167 St 
  • 18 Av 
  • 2 Av 
  • 242 St 
  • 3 Av-138 St 
  • 33 St-Rawson St 
  • 36 St 
  • 42 St-Bryant Park 
  • 46 St-Bliss St 
  • 7 Av 
  • 81 St-Museum of Natural History 
  • 86 St 
  • 96 St 
  • Borough Hall 
  • Briarwood 
  • Broadway Junction 
  • Broadway 
  • Brook Av 
  • Classon Av 
  • Clifton 
  • Court Sq-23 St 
  • Fort Hamilton Pkwy 
  • Gates Av 
  • Harlem-148 St 
  • Hoyt-Schermerhorn 
  • Jefferson St 
  • Kingsbridge Rd 
  • Lexington Av/59 St 
  • Morrison Av-Soundview 
  • Neptune Av 
  • New Lots Av 
  • Northern Blvd 
  • Nostrand Av 
  • Parkchester 
  • Parsons Blvd 
  • Wakefield-241 St 
Long Island Rail Road
  • Amityville
  • Copiague
  • Forest Hills
  • Hollis
  • Laurelton
  • Lindenhurst
  • Locust Manor
  • Massapequa Park
  • St. Albans
An electric bus in a bus depot
A new electric bus at the Grand Avenue Depot.

Bus electrification

Over 250 new battery electric buses and charging infrastructure to operate and maintain an electric fleet are being added at 11 depots in all five boroughs. This is part of our commitment to fighting climate change by replacing our diesel and CNG bus fleets with a 100% zero-emissions bus fleet by 2040.

Learn more about bus electrification.

  • East New York Depot
  • Eastchester Depot
  • Grand Avenue Depot in Maspeth, Queens
  • Gun Hill Depot in Baychester, the Bronx
  • Jackie Gleason Depot in Sunset Park, Brooklyn
  • Jamaica Depot
  • Kingsbridge Depot in Inwood, Manhattan
  • Mother Clara Hale Depot in Harlem
  • Queens Village Depot
  • Ulmer Park Depot in southern Brooklyn
  • Yukon Depot in New Springville, Staten Island

Elevator and escalator replacements

We're replacing elevators and escalators in stations across the system to keep customers moving safely and quickly, because replacing elevators and escalators now means less repair needed later.

Learn more about elevator replacements.


We're replacing elevators at:

  • 125 St 
  • 14 St 
  • 14 St-Union Sq 
  • 175 St 
  • 66 St-Lincoln Center 
  • 72 St 
  • Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr 
  • Canal St 
  • Church Av 
  • Crown Heights-Utica Av 
  • DeKalb Av 
  • Flushing-Main St 
  • Fordham Rd 
  • Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av 
  • Jamaica-179 St 
  • Lexington Av/53 St 
  • Prospect Park 
  • Queens Plaza 
  • Times Sq-42 St 
  • W 4 St-Washington Sq 

We're replacing escalators at:

  • 145 St 
  • 5 Av/53 St 
  • 7 Av 
  • Lexington Av/59 St 
  • Smith-9 Sts 
  • Whitehall St 
Long Island Rail Road
  • Valley Stream
Metro-North Railroad
  • Southeast
A subway tunnel with newly replaced track
Newly replaced subway track helps us provide a smoother, more reliable ride.


Structural improvements like track upgrades, bridge repair, and customer communication systems are essential for efficient and safe travel. We're making these improvements across the region to keep the system running for decades to come.

  • Emergency exits
  • Laser Intrusion Detection System
  • Painting and structural repairs on the  and 
  • Public address system upgrades at 70 stations
  • Pump room rehabilitation at 4 locations
  • Track Intrusion Detection System
  • Ventilation system upgrades at more than 50 locations
Long Island Rail Road
  • Hall Interlocking expansion
  • Safety improvements in East River Tunnel
  • Structural improvements on:
    • Atlantic Avenue Tunnel
    • Babylon Interlocking
    • Main Line
    • Montauk Branch
    • Port Jefferson Branch
Metro-North Railroad
  • Capacity and track improvements on New Haven and Port Jervis Lines
  • Park Avenue Viaduct replacement
  • Rehabilitation of the Grand Central Trainshed
  • Systemwide security initiatives


A large network of substations and other facilities across the system deliver power to trains, lighting, and other systems. Renewing and repairing poor conditions at these power facilities are essential for keeping keep trains moving throughout the region.

  • Replace control and battery cable
  • Replacement and rehabilitation of electrical systems serving the 
  • Substation repairs serving the 
Long Island Rail Road
  • Substation replacement at Jamaica Station
Metro-North Railroad
  • Substation rehabilitation serving the Hudson and New Haven lines
The interior of an R211T subway car
Our new subway cars have features updated passenger information systems, brighter lighting, and more accessible seating.

Railcars and buses

Brand new railcars and buses will reduce emissions, improve reliability, and improve the customer experience with the latest features like modern passenger information systems and brighter lighting.

  • R211 railcars
  • More than 500 new buses, including new express buses
Long Island Rail Road
  • Support vehicles

Second Avenue Subway, Phase 2

Future contracts to advance the Second Avenue Subway, Phase 2 rely on funding from congestion pricing. This project, long overdue for the residents and businesses of transit-dependent East Harlem, will create three brand-new accessible stations at 106 St, 116 St, and 125 St and increase transit connectivity at the 125 St station, with connections to Metro-North trains and M60 Select Bus Service to LaGuardia Airport.

Learn more about Second Avenue Subway, Phase 2.

Signal modernization

Updating signals is one of the most important things we can do to improve service reliability, reduce delays, and allow us to increase train service in the future if needed. We're installing Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) to allow trains to move closer together, increasing throughput capacity and allowing service to recover from disruptions more quickly.

Learn more about CBTC.

  • 6 Av Line  CBTC
  • Crosstown Line  CBTC
  • Fulton Line  CBTC

Small business

More than $35 million is being set aside for the participation of small businesses, including Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/W/BEs).

Learn more about our small business programs.

An entrance and fare control area at the Flushing-Main St subway station
We're renovating stations across our system.

Station improvements

We're replacing station platforms and waiting areas to improve the customer experience and repairing critical station infrastructure. Some stations require a complete renewal to ensure reliability and passenger safety.


At these stations, we're replacing platforms and waiting areas:

  • 9 Av 
  • Borough Hall 
  • Neptune Av 
  • Nevins St 

These stations will receive full renewals:

  • 3 Av-138 St 
  • 7 Av 
  • Briarwood 
  • Brook Av 
  • E 149 St 
  • Jamaica-179 St 
  • Van Cortlandt Park-242 St 
Long Island Rail Road
  • Babylon
Metro-North Railroad
  • Bedford Hills
  • Brewster
  • Chappaqua
  • Cortlandt
  • Croton Falls
  • Goldens Bridge
  • Hawthorne
  • Katonah
  • Mount Kisco
  • Pleasantville
  • Poughkeepsie
  • Purdy's
  • Southeast
  • Valhalla

Support facilities and equipment

Repairs for critical structural components and upgrades of work equipment keep our maintenance shops, yards, and other facilities running safely and efficiently.

  • 207 St Yard
  • 215 St Signal Shop
  • Canarsie Yard
  • Coney Island Overhaul Facility
  • Jamaica Yard
  • Support vehicles
  • Westchester Yard
  • Castleton Bus Depot
  • Flatbush Bus Depot
  • Kingsbridge Bus Depot
  • Michael J. Quill Bus Depot