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New York Metropolitan Transportation CouncilWestchester County is a member of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson valley counties of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam.  Every four years NYMTC updates its federally mandated Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which is a blueprint for federal transportation investments within the NYMTC planning area.  Plan 2045 was released in 2017.

Please visit NYMTC's website or the Regional Transportation Plan 2045 for more information on Plan 2045.

Thriving communities need effective transit service to provide new mobility options, reduce dependence upon automobiles, improve air quality and improve overall quality of life. But implementing new service can be difficult. Heavy and light rail options are popular, but they are expensive. Traditional bus service is flexible and inexpensive, but is often hampered by roadway congestion.

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high quality, high capacity rapid transit system that offers many of the advantages of rail transit but at a lower and more affordable cost.

BRT vehicles may use exclusive lanes for all or part of their route, thus avoiding traffic. Other customer friendly features may include: attractive, comfortable stations that are focus points for neighborhoods, prepaying fares at stations (instead of on the bus) to speed boarding, and boarding through multiple doors, like on a train, to speed trips. Combined, these measures help keep BRT moving and save customers time. BRT service is fast, frequent, attractive to use and highly visible.

Final Report and Appendices:

We invite you to view a brief slide show that explains the basic principles of Bus Rapid Transit.

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The Planning Division of the Department of Public Works and Transportation plans activities associated with Bee-Line bus operations, carries out federal requirements for transportation planning and participates in regional planning activities. The Planning Division acts as a liaison with county departments and state and federal agencies on the coordination of transportation programs and services, grant preparation and compliance. 

Westchester County is a member of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, the federally designated agency for transportation planning in the region.

New York Metropolitan Transportation Council

 
NYMTC Plan 2045
Westchester County is a member of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley counties of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam.  Every four years NYMTC updates its federally mandated Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which is a blueprint for federal transportation investments within the NYMTC planning area.   Plan 2045 was released in 2017.  Learn More

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Planning Events
News is available about transportation initiatives in the region, including announcements about meetings of the Mid-Hudson South Mobility Advisory Forum (MAF), a forum for public outreach and information sharing on transportation issues in the region. Learn More

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Projects, Programs and Studies
Information and updates are available on current and completed transportation projects, programs and studies in Westchester County.
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Planning Partners
Partner Agencies
The Planning Division works with other transportation agencies and providers on relevant issues, including the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Learn more

The Bee-Line Routes 7 and 13 Transit Study assessed the Bee-Line Network's two busiest east-west transit corridors for opportunities to operate faster, more reliably and more efficiently to best serve the needs of current and future customers and support future growth. The study was initiated in August 2015, and was completed in May 2017.

Public meetings were held in May 2016 and October 2016.

Study Materials

Route 7


Route 13 

 Completed Studies and Data

  • The Mid-Hudson South Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan  for Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties, completed in 2001, maps an expanded regional network of multi-use off-road paths, hiking trails and bike routes totaling over 350 miles. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council's (NYMTC) Regional Transportation Plan 2014-2040 contains the current "priority projects" identified for implementation.  Go to Regional Transportation Plan Appendix which lists bicycle and pedestrian plans for the NYMTC region.