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Westchester County periodically holds lotteries offering surplus or obsolete paratransit/shuttle-type buses (“ParaTransit Buses”) to Westchester County municipalities, including cities, towns, villages, boards of cooperative educational services, fire districts and school districts. Municipalities are required to use these vehicles in conjunction with various local or regional programs that benefit Westchester County residents. The lottery program is authorized by county law.

At the discretion of the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works and Transportation, this lottery may be held once a year.

All ParaTransit Buses will be transferred by the county in “AS IS” condition, with no representations, guarantees or warranties, for the sum of one dollar and a contractual commitment to use the ParaTransit Buses for purposes that benefit the citizens of Westchester County. All such transfers are subject to the limitations noted, if any.

Applications are due April 18, 2016 for a lottery to be held May 18, 2016.

List of Available ParaTransit Buses


Fleet #

Year

Make

Model

VIN #

Mileage

2966

2009

Ford

E350

1FDWE35P49DA78236

295,598

2967

2009

Ford

Paratransit

1FDWE35P69DA78237

286,173

2969

2009

Ford

Van

1FDWE35PX9DA78239

269,791

2970

2009

Ford

Van

1FDWE35P69DA78240

275,217

2972

2009

Ford

Van

1FDWE35PX9DA78242

284,588

2974

2009

Ford

Van

1FDWE35P39DA78244

269,669

2976

2009

Ford

Van

1FDWE35P79DA78246

286,356

2977 2009

Ford

Van

1FDWE35P99DA78247

178,515

2979 2009

Ford

Van

1FDWE35P29DA78249

271,382

2856 2008

Ford

Van

1FD3E35P78DB34459

192,760


Vehicles will be available for inspection upon request by calling (914) 995-6417.

Lottery application
To be considered for any lottery, municipalities must submit an application each time a new lottery is held. The application deadline is 30 days prior to the lottery date.  If a municipality does not submit an applicatiaon by the deadline, the county will assume the municipality is not interested in participating in the lottery. 

The lottery application must state both the need for the ParaTransit Buses and the way in which the buses will be used to benefit the citizens of Westchester County. A municipality must indicate on the application that, upon winning the lottery, it will enter into an agreement with the county, which will include a certification that it will comply with any restrictions imposed by federal or state funding, and that it will hold the county harmless. If this information is not included on the application, the application will not be accepted.

Once you have typed the information into the form, print and then sign it before submitting either by scanning and e-mailing it to Chris Andritsopoulos at , or by faxing it to (914) 813-6027.  Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

Please take notice
To be considered for the lottery, a municipality must submit an application. Additionally, the Commissioner of DPWT reserves the right to reject any application if information in the application is missing or incomplete, or the proposed use does not serve the citizens of Westchester County. Municipalities will be given a reasonable period of time to correct a rejected application, provided the application is re-submitted at least 10 days prior to a scheduled lottery.

Agreement
After completion of the lottery selection process, arrangements will be made to transfer the ParaTransit Buses to the lottery winner. The lottery winner will be required to execute with the county an agreement, which shall be subject to the approval of the County Board of Acquisition and Contract. You can review an example of this agreement. Once the agreement has been executed, the lottery winner will pick up the ParaTransit Buses at a location designated by the county and comply with all necessary procedures to transfer the title.

The Westchester County Transportation Board is made up of three to seven members who are appointed by the county executive and approved by the county Board of Legislators. The remaining members, ex officio, are the commissioners of the departments of Public Works and Planning.

The board advises the county executive and commissioner of transportation on public surface transportation matters and establishes the hiring criteria for prospective nominees for the position of commissioner of transportation. The board is also instrumental in preparing the annual departmental budget and capital project requests.

The board meets once a month and meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates and times are updated monthly.

All inquiries to the board can be sent via e-mail.

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