Where do you want to go today? We are here for your work, play and summer beach day! 

Watch the full News Conference Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQBynDP9TS4 

Bee-Line B-Roll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI3CaNNUMWw

Where do you want to go today? Bee-Line buses are here for your work, play and summer beach day! Westchester County Executive George Latimer is announcing the County’s free rides program will begin on June 1, 2022 and run through Labor Day. With gas prices continuing to rise, and with gas prices traditionally peaking after the Memorial Day holiday for the summer, the Bee-Line Bus System offers a cleaner, greener, more cost-effective way for residents to travel the County. Latimer is encouraging Westchester County residents to ditch the pump, and get free rides all summer long on the Bee-Line.

The promotion is valid on all routes in the fixed route bus system, including the express route into Manhattan, the BxM4C. Free rides are also valid on the Bee-Line ParaTransit system.

Latimer said: “Now is a perfect time to try out the Bee-Line system if you haven’t already. We take great pride in the fact that our buses are safe, clean and accessible.  Leave the driving to us and save some money this summer.  From Yorktown to Yonkers, we have a robust system that can get you where you need to go.”

Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Public Works & Transportation Hugh Greechan said: “We have all been feeling the pain at the pump, with gas prices soaring higher than we’ve seen in recent memory. We’ve made a lot of recent improvements in our Bee-Line fleet, including fully electric and hybrid buses that feature new safety enhancements. Take a ride on the Bee Line this summer, we have more options than ever to get you where you want to go! 

Director of the Office for People with Disabilities Evan Latainer said: “With the free rides for our Bee Line Bus system  implemented by County Executive Latimer ParaTransit riders will benefit greatly beginning June 1st through September 6th. The opportunity to travel to medical appointments, work and other destinations at no cost will greatly help our ridership financially during this time when all costs are on the rise.”

For more information about the free rides program call (914) 813-7777. An information agent is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Bee-Line is Westchester County's bus system, serving over 27 million passengers annually with convenient service connecting residents to jobs, recreation, shopping and other regional transportation services. It is the second largest transit bus fleet in New York State, operated by the County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T).

Over 65 percent of all Westchester County residents are within walking distance of a Bee-Line bus route, making the bus both close and convenient. The system has over 3,300 bus stops and almost 60 routes. All Bee-Line buses are accessible, and designed with many accessibility features including “kneeling” buses, ramps and lifts.