MTA - TLC - Ever wonder if you should drive or take the MTA for a trip? MTA TLC uses the MTA GFTS data to inform you how much it costs to go from point A to Point B. This is based on days, number of people and compares that to driving into the city and subway or LIRR/Metro North. This can be very helpful when changing job or buying a home. You can see how much your Commute cost will be and how long.