​Westchester County Bee-Line Buses Schedules To Change

Michael Woyton

WHITE PLAINS, NY — The Bee-Line Bus System is scaling back service due to a drop in ridership as a result of the new coronavirus outbreak. Starting Wednesday, April 1, the Bee-Line Bus System will operate on a Saturday schedule six days a week, Monday through Saturday.

Bee-Line will continue to operate Sunday service on Sundays.

While a Saturday schedule is being used on weekdays, it is subject to modification as needed. In order to better serve our passengers, the following routes will have extra trips in addition to their regular Saturday schedule: Routes 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 42, 43 and 60. These extra trips will be in effect on weekdays only, and a regular Saturday schedule remains in effect for all routes on Saturdays.

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Westchester County Executive George Latimer said this is an essential service that the community relies on.

“I’d like to thank our Bee-Line drivers who continue to show up to work every day and keep our bus system operational during this very challenging time," he said. "Our riders can count on us to get them where they need to go.”

The schedule change follows the “New York State on PAUSE” order, which directed New Yorkers use of public transportation for only essential travel and limit potential exposure by spacing out at least 6 feet from other riders. Bee-Line has previously taken every precaution to protect passengers and drivers, including implementation of rear-door boarding, and the elimination of payment transactions.

Latimer said: “We will continue to do everything we can to make sure the system remains safe and operational during this difficult time.”

For Bee-Line service alerts and updated schedule information, go here. All schedules are subject to modification; please visit the website daily for updates.

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This article originally appeared on the White Plains Patch