(CNN)Here's some background information about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which serves 15.3 million people across New York City, Long Island, southeastern New York state and Connecticut.
Partnered with Operation Lifesaver, a national rail safety organization.
The MTA employs close to 70,000 people.
October 27, 1904 - The subway opens in Manhattan. The 9.1-mile long subway line consists of 28 stations from City Hall to 145th Street and Broadway.
- Three washout locations of 1,000 feet each near Sloatsburg
- A 400-foot section of track washed out to a depth of eight feet south of Sloatsburg
- Significant damage to several railroad bridges
- Significant damage to the signal system, which is exposed and under water