The Transit Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and making accessible materials relating to the region’s land based public transportation systems, past and present. Explore our selection of digital exhibits.
Bringing Back the City offers a unique perspective on the vital, often unseen, work of New York’s transit employees, using the events of 9/11, the 2003 Northeast Blackout, Hurricane Sandy and other severe weather events as examples.
100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, a 24-year-old black New Yorker stood her ground on an omnibus. With courage and perseverance, she won the first recorded legal victory for equal rights on public transportation. Hear her story.
Examine Grand Central Terminal itself as an artifact, using archival images and interviews that convey the story of the building’s past, present and future in larger-than-life detail.
November 1, 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Malbone Street Wreck, the worst subway accident in the history of New York City. Learn more about the event and the changes and improvements made to help prevent such tragedies from happening again.
Granville T. Woods was a prolific inventor. In the face of discrimination and racial prejudice, he had over 50 registered inventions to his credit during his lifetime.
The opening of Grand Central Madison is one of the most seismic shifts in New York transportation history, allowing LIRR trains to provide service directly to Manhattan’s east side. Explore the LIRR's journey to Grand Central Madison.
In August of 1972, the New York City Transit Authority debuted a colorful diagrammatic map of the subway system, now commonly referred to as the Vignelli Map. Trace the evolution of subway maps that led to the Vignelli Map and its use today.