In their brief statement, M.T.A. officials did not make clear where exactly the design appears, whether it appears at other subway stations, or how frequently it appears.
Officials also did not say when work to modify the design would begin or specify how much the work would cost.
The M.T.A. announcement came less than a week after a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., that was ostensibly meant to protest a plan to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederacy’s top general, from the city’s Emancipation Park.
Following the demonstration, which resulted in the death of a 32-year-old woman and dozens of injuries, leaders in New York — like those across the country — have sprung into action, announcing a flurry of moves that take aim at Confederate memorials.
On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York asked the acting secretary of the Army to change the names of two streets at the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn that are named after Southern generals.
Also on Wednesday, the president of the Bronx Community College said the school would remove the bronze busts of those two Southern generals, Lee and Stonewall Jackson, from its Hall of Fame for Great Americans.
The same day, a Brooklyn church removed two plaques that honored Lee from a churchyard tree.