Transit MTA bans hoverboards with new subway, bus ad The MTA released this public service announcement reminding riders not to bring hoverboards on subways and buses on Feb. 25, 2016. Photo Credit: MTA By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox February 25, 2016 4:44 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Hoverboards not allowed. That is the clear message the MTA is sending to riders through a new ad campaign against the Back-to-the-Future-style toys. The ads warn that the controversial hoverboards are not safe and can catch fire. There have been multiple instances of hoverboard batteries exploding since they became popular gifts this past holiday season. “Let’s travel together safely,” the ad says, showing a bubble person riding and carrying a board. Hoverboards were banned last month on subways, buses, the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and the Staten Island Railway, according to the agency. They have also been banned on all Access-a-Ride vehicles. Skateboards, skates and scooters are also prohibited, according to the agency. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.