Transit Adjudication Bureau
TAB is the adjudication unit for summonses issued to individuals alleged to have
violated New York City Transit’s Rules of Conduct. Anyone wishing to have a
summons adjudicated or make a payment for a fine in person should do so at
TAB’s offices located at 29 Gallatin Place, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
TAB’s phone number is 347-643-5805.
NYC Transit Rules of Conduct
Following are highlights of some of the MTA NYC Transit
subway and bus rules.Violation of any of these rules can result in arrest,
fine, and/or ejection from the system.
For a complete listing of NYC Transit
subway and bus rules click here.
It is a violation to-
- Jump the turnstile or enter the system improperly,
even if your MetroCard is not working properly
- Refuse to present special fare card to police officer or transit employee
- Straddle a bicycle, wear in-line or roller skates, stand on a skateboard
or ride a scooter
- Move between end doors of a subway car whether or not train is in motion,
except in an emergency or when directed by police officer or conductor
- Place one's foot on the seat of a subway, bus, or platform bench; occupy
more than one seat or place bags on an empty seat when doing so would interfere
with transit operations or the comfort of other customers
Fail to pay the proper fare
Panhandle or beg
Play a radio audible to others or use amplified devices on platforms
Block free movement
Drink alcoholic beverages
Carry any liquid in an open container onto a train or bus
Engage in unauthorized
Enter tracks, tunnels, or other non-public areas
Carry bulky items likely to cause inconvenience or
hazard to yourself and others
Damage subway or bus
property - that includes graffiti or scratchitti
Litter or create unsanitary conditions
Smoke anywhere on NYC Transit property,
including outdoor stations
The above are highlights of some of the rules. For a complete listing of NYC Transit subway and bus rules, click here.