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The Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation administers the operations of the Bee-Line Bus System, largely within Westchester County. The County contains six cities, 16 towns and 23 villages, each with its own home rule powers over local land use, zoning and other development issues. Within this milieu of local jurisdictions, the planning issues and operational details associated with bus stops need to be publicized in order to facilitate safe and efficient bus operations.

The guidelines, entitled "Bus Stop Planning, Design and Placement Guidelines for Westchester County Municipalities," are intended to promote a better understanding of bus characteristics, operational needs and dimensional requirements so that public transit benefits are fully realized and integrated with local planning policies.