to the MTA Email and Text
Message Alert System (eAlert®)
This system allows you to receive email and text message alerts for all MTA
agencies delivered to as many email addresses as you wish as well as to your
cell phone in the form of text messages.
You can receive alerts for subways, buses, and commuter rail lines, as well as
traffic alerts on MTA Bridges and Tunnels. In addition to signing up for
real-time alerts, you can also choose to receive notices about Planned Service
Changes, such as diversions caused by repair or maintenance work. If you only
want to receive Planned Service Changes, without real-time alerts, you can
choose this option as well. The system also now allows you to suspend all
notices, such as when you are on vacation, without having to re-enter account
information when you choose to re-activate.
Note: While the MTA provides this alert service free of charge, you may be
responsible for the cost of received text messages from your cell phone carrier
depending on your calling plan. See Sign-Up page for details.
We have recently changed our method of delivering text messages to your cell phone. If you notice any difference in timeliness of received text message alerts under this new system, please click the Email Alert Help button below and let us know.