Transportation Program

logo reading Complimentary Subway Transportation Program

The Complimentary Subway Transportation Program provides youth-serving organizations with free New York City subway certificates for educational and recreational trips.

DYCD administers the program in conjunction with MTA New York City Transit. Eligible organizations receive group certificates for free transportation to use during designated days and times on the New York City Transit System and Staten Island Railway.


Non-profit organizations and schools that provide services to youth ages 5 through 18. New applicants are required to verify their non-profit status and provide information on the services they provide.


Certificates are valid on the New York City Transit System and Staten Island Railway only and will not be accepted on buses. The certificates may be utilized:

  • Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm and 7:00 pm-11:30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am-11:30 pm
  • Year-round, including holidays

NOTE: New York City Transit will not honor passes on weekdays before 9:00 am and between the hours of 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

All participating organizations must adhere to the guidelines or be subject to removal from the program.

For additional information, please call 800-246-4646 or email us at