We're modernizing public transit with technology.
The Transit Tech Lab provides an accelerated pathway for early to growth-stage companies to solve public transportation challenges for the largest transit agencies in North America.
The Transit Tech Lab was founded by the Partnership Fund for New York City and the MTA to accelerate innovation in North America's largest public transit system. It is an initiative of the Transit Innovation Partnership, a broader public private partnership launched in 2018 by the MTA and the Partnership for New York City.
We enable public sector transit leaders to source, evaluate and pilot new solutions to their most critical challenges.
Since 2018 we've helped our transit partners test 51 new technology solutions, pilot 21 integrated solutions and deploy eight at scale.
Proof of Concepts
Meet the transit tech companies that have shown what they can do in New York City
Program leadership guides companies through the Transit Tech Lab’s application, evaluation, and testing processes via project management support and testing best practice advice.
Senior Vice President, Innovation, Partnership for New York City
Manager, Transit Tech Lab
Executives in Residence
Leaders in the transit industry who provide mentorship to participating Transit Tech Lab companies.
National Transit and Rail Market Sector Leader, HNTB
Senior Vice President, Transit Market Leader, Americas, AECOM
We bring extraordinary management expertise and venture relationships to amplify impact.
The Partnership Fund for New York City amplifies impact with access to large corporate partners and investors so that:
Public officials can accelerate change at reduced cost through expanded access to tech expertise and creative solutions.
Innovative tech companies gain exposure to NYC’s public agencies, our corporate partners and investors—and the opportunity to demonstrate their solutions at scale.
Industry leaders and investors get first look at what some of the world’s most promising tech companies can do.
Every New Yorker benefits from a better transit system and a more livable city.
“This is not technology that ‘moves fast and breaks things’. This is tech that moves fast and fixes things. One challenge at a time, we are transforming our city's essential services and improving daily life for every New Yorker.”