Westchester County Bee-Line bus
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a vocal champion in support of bus transit in the I-287 corridor and on the new Tappan Zee Bridge project, carried this support for buses into his recently released 2013 Proposed Operating Budget. For the second consecutive year, the County Executive keeps Bee-Line Bus [...]
Buses across the Tappan Zee run infrequently, even at rush hour. Photo: Dani Simons
Even if Westchester’s transportation infrastructure is set up to funnel workers into New York City, more than 70% of commuters traveling across the Tappan Zee are on their way to jobs in the suburbs. Westchester residents [...]
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Westchester County’s Bee-Line bus system hit record ridership numbers last year (32.3 million), and a recent survey has revealed a transit-dependent and diverse ridership that relies on the system primarily to get to work. Unfortunately, at a time that riders’ incomes have taken a substantial hit, the bus [...]
The Bee-Line's No. 20 and No. 21 buses connect White Plains, Yonkers, and the Bronx.
Westchester County is roughly a year away from completing the first phase of a plan to speed up buses on Central Avenue between White Plains and the Bronx, county officials said recently. The county is using state funds [...]
Transportation Enhancements money was used for part of NYC's Ninth Avenue complete streets redesign.
Local governments in New York are still waiting for the state to distribute tens of millions of dollars from the federal Transportation Enhancements (TE) program, which is primarily used for bicycle and pedestrian projects. The last round of grants [...]
Some bus riders in Westchester County have been spared a painful service cut after weeks of protesting the elimination of a critical bus route into Manhattan. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced on Thursday that the Bee-Line BxM4C bus, which provides express service along Central Avenue with stops in White Plains, Greenburgh and Yonkers to [...]
Supporters of Westchester County’s BxM4C Bee-Line express bus to Manhattan, which will be canceled in June under a cost-cutting plan proposed by County Executive Rob Astorino, are holding an organizing session today to discuss a planned rally and other ways to fight the plan. The session begins at 7 pm at [...]
Elimination of the BxM4C is among the cuts being considered.
The region’s summer of service cuts may now include Westchester County’s Bee-Line bus system. Westchester DOT recently announced the following reductions in service, planned for July:
Full cancellations: The BxM4C express bus to Manhattan and Shuttle Loops E (White Plains) and T (Tarrytown). [...]
Bus-mounted bike racks are a common sight on buses run by other transit agencies, such as the Macon, Ga. bus shown here.
Westchester County is reportedly throwing away $4,000 that could be used to better link cycling and transit. Bike advocates tell MTR that a $1,500 bike lid (a unit that provides secure [...]
Westchester County’s Bee-Line bus system could be getting a “Queen Bee.” That’s the working title for the Central Avenue bus rapid transit service the county wants to run for 12 miles between White Plains, Yonkers, and the Bronx. The full report and a summary newsletter are available on the Westchester County DOT’s website.