Buses, subways, and commuter trains criss-cross the county and connect it to the five boroughs of New York City. A case manager, probation or parole officer, may be able to help apply for some of the services listed below and identify sources for subsidized fare cards to travel to education or employment opportunities.
Buses: The fare for one bus ride is $2.50. (Senior and disabled rider fare is $1.25.) The fare for the BxM4C/Rte 28, Westchester-Manhattan Express, is $7.50. Coins, exact change only, no pennies or bills are accepted, but with a MetroCard, rides can be purchased at significant discounts. This link takes you directly to the BeeLine maps and schedules: transportation.westchestergov.com/bee-line/timetables-and-maps.
In Westchester, MetroCards can be purchased at the Westchester County Center, Metro-North train stations, over 70 neighborhood stores and from the MetroCard van that has scheduled routes throughout Westchester. Click here for the MetroCard Van schedule (transportation.westchestergov.com/metrocard-van-schedule).
511NY offers a comprehensive trip-planning tool to simplify the process of planning your trip in and around Westchester County. Select Westchester Bee-Line as your preferred carrier from the drop-down menu. You can talk to Program Specialists from the Westchester County Department of Transportation. Contact Lawrence Cunningham (914.813.6718) or Mary Ellen Burns (914.813.7741).
ParaTransit: This is a shared ride service for which reservations must be made from one to seven days in advance. It is designed for those who cannot use the fixed-route Bee-Line service. An application must be completed before using the service. The direct link to the application for Paratransit (which requires your doctor’s signature) is located here http://disabled.
A taxi program is underway in the cities of White Plains, New Rochelle and Peekskill, giving ParaTransit riders the option to take a taxi instead of a ParaTransit van. Either way, the fare is $4. ParaTransit riders from throughout Westchester County may use the taxi service, but only for trips within the city of White Plains, New Rochelle and Peekskill. (914) 995-7272 (995-PARA)
Subway, bus and commuter train services connect the five boroughs of New York City to Westchester County.
Fares for the Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven Lines vary by distance and time (peak or off-peak). Schedule and fare information is detailed here.
New York City subway and bus scheduled are located here. Fares are paid by Metrocard at $2.50 per ride. Discounts are available for seniors and the disable. Metrocard information is available here.
RideConnect, a not-for-profit program of Family Services of Westchester, is dedicated to finding the fastest and most cost-effective transportation options to meet the needs of older adults, the disabled and home health professionals in Westchester County, NY.
To find transportation resources, you can conduct a search at their website or call a transportation counselors.
Eligibilty: Serves older adults and the disabled.
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm
WestFair Rides provides volunteer rides to medical appointments for older adults and adults with vision impairments who live in and travel to
medical appointments in Westchester County, NY.
It also provides information and referral to ride providers serving older adults in Fairfield County, CT.