The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday announced that it has enhanced the functionality and clarified the design of m.mta.info, its website for customers using mobile devices.
The website is a simplified version of the MTA’s homepage at mta.info, and automatically appears on browsers of those using smartphones and tablets who seek to access the site.
A statement issued by the MTA said customers who access m.mta.info will find a site that is easier to navigate and has new or enhanced functions.
These include a refreshed graphic interface that is easier to see on a mobile screen and is recognizably similar in design to the MTA’s desktop website at MTA.info; easier navigation, including the ability to open and close service status information for all MTA services with one click on the homepage and a new “menu” button that makes it faster and easier to get wherever you need to go on the site; and a new service notice button that will alert users to any special messages about service, particularly in case of weather or other emergency-related issues.
“We are trying to improve the way we reach customers while they are using the transportation system and while they are planning trips before they get to the system, because that’s when service information is most useful,” said Paul Fleuranges, senior director of corporate and internal communications for the authority.
“All of these changes are designed to make the experience of using our mobile site faster, easier, and more clear,” Fleurenges said.
The mobile website retains all of the features of the current mobile site, including train schedules; real-time train information via Train Time for Metro-North and the LIRR; maps; trip planning through TripPlanner+; and real-time bus information via MTA BusTime.