History of the MTA: Learn about the city’s transit system from its inception

History of the MTA: Learn about the city’s transit system from its inception

The subway has been rumbling through New York City since Oct. 27, 1904, but it wasn’t until 1968 that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority took over city transit.

From trains and buses to bridges and tunnels, the MTA plays a major role in keeping this city moving every day.

Take a look at key moments in the agency’s history, from before its inception through to present day.

Lauren Cook