Salute to Seniors2019To celebrate Older Americans Month the Westchester Bee-Line Bus System is honoring seniors with free rides every Wednesday in May.

Find your ride to recreation, shopping, parks, entertainment and more. Our buses are clean, comfortable and accommodating of seniors in wheelchairs.

Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation staff will be on site at the below events to provide you with information on all of your transportation needs.

Salute to Seniors will be bringing the information to your neighborhood this year. Visit any of the three Information and Community expos from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in May:

  • Central Westchester
    Wednesday, May 10
    Ridge Road Park, 287 Ridge Road, Hartsdale, NY
    RSVP by May 2

  • Northern Westchester
    Wednesday, May 17
    Croton Point Park, 1 Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
    RSVP by May 9
    Event will feature the MetroCard Mobile Sales Van*

  • Southern Westchester
    Wednesday, May 24
    Glen Island Park, Weyman Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10805
    RSVP by May 16
    There will be complimentary shuttle service from the Bee-Line bus stop on Pelham Road outside of Glen Island Park to transport attendees directly to this event*

The Information and Community Expos are  tented and outdoors, and are subject to change or cancellation due to the ongoing pandemic.
Social distancing and masks are mandatory. One box lunch provided with each reservation. To make a reservation call (914) 218-3968. 

To learn more, visit the Seniors website call (914) 813-7777 or e-mail

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The Bee-Line System is committed to providing safe, secure and reliable service. Safety is everyone's responsibility. The Bee offers the following passenger safety tips to keep you safe when traveling by bus.

Share these tips with your family members.

Refer to our brochure in English or in Spanish.

Bee Ready

  • Wear comfortable shoes and make sure shoelaces are tied to prevent slips and falls.
  • If steps are difficult, ask the driver to use the lift.
  • Use the handrails when entering and exiting the bus.
  • Keep the aisle clear by securing personal belongings on your lap, under the seat, or in front of you.
  • Bring hand sanitizer for cleaning hands after touching surfaces such as handrails.
  • Take your time getting on and off the bus. Wait for the bus to make a full stop before departing your seat.

Bee Steady

  • Take your time getting on and off the bus.
  • When moving on the bus keep your hands free of cell phones and personal items.
  • Sit down if an open seat is available.
  • When in your seat, sit back instead of on the edge of your seat. Face forward and keep your feet firmly on the floor.
  • If standing, hold the handrails with both hands to secure yourself.

Bee Alert

  • Watch your step between the bus and the curb.
  • Hold children’s hands on and off the bus.
  • Don’t be distracted; be aware of what is going on around you.
  • Don’t cross the street in front of a bus. Let the bus leave the stop before crossing the street.
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When walking to and from the bus stop, it’s important to know what’s going on around you. The Bee offers the following pedestrian safety tips to help keep you safe around bus stops.

Share these tips with your family members.

Please refer to our Brochure in English and Spanish

Bee Safe

  • Wait at the bus stop.
  • Bus drivers only pick up and drop off at designated bus stops.
  • Don’t stand at the curb’s edge.
  • Turning vehicles may come too close.
  • Be patient and arrive ten minutes early.
  • Make sure the bus stops before you approach it.
  • Never run after or alongside a moving bus once it has left the bus stop.
  • Play it safe and wait for the next one.
  • Don’t cross the street in front of a bus.
  • Let the bus leave the bus stop before you cross the street.
  • Don’t let children play near buses.
  • Pushing, shoving, and running can cause accidents.

Bee Seen

  • Be bright at dawn, dusk and night.
  • Carry a flashlight and wear something that’s bright, light colored or reflective.
  • Stay in well-lit areas, especially, when crossing the street.
  • Cross at intersections or crosswalks.
  • Cars might not see you mid-block.
  • Make sure drivers and bicyclists see you.
  • Make eye contact when crossing and be sure they have plenty of time to see you.

Bee Aware

  • Always look left, right and left again, when crossing.
  • Be aware of the traffic and others around you.
  • Use sidewalks when you can.
  • No sidewalk? Walk facing traffic and in a single file.
  • Obey the traffic signals.
  • Cross on “WALK” or on a fresh green light.
  • Don’t use your phone when crossing.
  • Distracted walking, especially texting, is dangerous.
  • Prevent slips and falls.
  • Dress for walking. Wear comfortable shoes and make sure your shoe laces are tied.

Bee-Line Real Time is a tool developed with our riders in mind. Its function is to help you determine when your bus is going to arrive at a bus stop based on the current location of the bus and current traffic conditions.  Here are some frequently asked questions that we hope will help you understand and use the app.

How do I access Bee-Line Real-Time?

  • Bee-Line Real-Time is available on mobile devices using the Google Maps App.
  • It can also be accessed on any Internet browser by going to on a desktop or laptop computer.

I don’t know if I have Google Maps on my mobile device. How do I obtain Google Maps?

  • Google Maps can be found on your mobile device by locating the icon.
  • If you can’t locate the icon, you'll need to download Google Maps using Google Play or Apple’s App Store.

How is Bee-Line Real-Time information displayed for my trip?
There are two ways that Bee-Line Real-Time information can be displayed on Google Maps:

  • Arrival times for a specific Bee-Line bus stop
  • Arrival times for a specific Bee-Line trip planned by entering starting and ending points

How do I view Bee-Line Real-Time arrival times at a specific Bee-Line bus stop?

  • First, be sure to correctly enter your direction.
  • In Google Maps, click or tap on the bus stop icon. This will generate the name of the bus stop.
    • On a computer, click “departure board” A list of upcoming trips for all routes serving the stop will be displayed.
    • On a mobile device, tap on the bus stop name to generate a list of the routes that stop at this location.
    • Click on the routes to generate the departure board.

How do I view Bee-Line Real-Time arrival times for a specific Bee-Line trip planned using Google Maps?
Times will be listed in green. Follow the instructions below to generate the  Bee-Line Real-Time arrival for your trip.

  • Locate the directions icon (A blue diamond with a white arrow), and click/tap on it.
  • Enter your starting point and destination address
  • Click/Tap on the transit icon.
  • Enter your departure time if you are looking for a trip at a future time
  • Click “options” to change your preferred mode to “bus,” and indicate if you prefer the best route, fewer transfers, or less walking.
  • View the options for using Bee-Line to make your trip. Trip options may include various route options accessible from different nearby bus stops.
  • Don’t forget to take into account the time it takes to walk to the bus stop. Google includes walking time  in the directions.

There are many bus routes that stop at my bus stop. How do I know which bus to board and if it is headed in the correct direction?

  • On a computer: Select “Details” to obtain the step-by-step directions, including
    • walking directions to/from bus stops for the specific trip being planned
    • the precise destination sign on the front of the corresponding bus you should board
    • the stop ID listed on the Ride Guide at the bus stop.
  • On a mobile device:
    • Tap on the preferred trip option.
    • The precise destination sign - on the front of the corresponding bus you should board - will appear next to the route number.

How far in advance of the predicted arrival of a bus should I arrive at a bus stop?

  • Due to constantly changing traffic conditions and other factors, the predicted times vary minute to minute.
  • It is recommended that passengers arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is indicated to arrive.

How far in advance of a trip can I use Bee-Line Real-Time?

  • Bee-Line Real-Time was developed to reflect real-time status for trips 45 minutes into the future.
  • The most accurate results will be within 10 minutes of your scheduled trip time.

Why are some trip times displayed in green while others are in black?

  • Green indicates that the bus is currently transmitting real-time information.
  • Bus activity more than 45 minutes later than the current time automatically defaults to the scheduled trip times.
  • Black indicates that the bus is currently not transmitting real-time information and is showing the time the bus is scheduled to arrive.

Is Bee-Line Real-Time a substitute for Bee-Line timetables and Ride Guides?

  • Passengers should always consult with a Bee-Line Timetable in addition to using Bee-Line Real-Time.
  • As is common with all bus operators who use similar technology, instances will certainly occur wherein buses may not be captured in the Bee-Line Real-Time system or the real-time flow of information is temporarily not being transmitted.

The bus didn’t show up at the time generated by Bee-Line Real-Time. What happened?

  • The technology used to generate real-time status is always going to be error-prone to some degree.
  • Also, real-time predictions don’t begin to be calculated until after a bus departs from the first stop of its trip, so passengers boarding at or near the beginning of a bus route may see arrival times in Google based on the scheduled arrival rather than a real-time arrival.

Can I use my mobile device’s GPS/Location tools to enhance my Bee-Line Real-Time experience?
Using GPS and location tools on your mobile device will help you locate the bus stop on Google Maps to generate a Departure Board that includes Bee-Line Real-Time data.

Note: The County of Westchester is not responsible or liable for the accuracy of any information provided by Google Maps and does not validate any trip planning or real-time information provided. Refer to the Google Maps/Google Earth Terms and Conditions for the terms under which Google Maps is providing you with map data, traffic, directions and other content.

Always use caution accessing bus stops – neither Google nor Westchester County/the Bee-Line System guarantee that results will be free of errors or provide pedestrian amenities such as sidewalks and crosswalks.