Westchester County is committed to maintaining a network of infrastructure that serves our community’s transportation needs while fulfilling our promise to conserve the environment for future generations.

Reducing carbon emissions associated with vehicle usage is key to curbing the effects of the global climate crisis. Studies show that transportation alone makes up 40 percent of the County’s total greenhouse gas emissions: the largest percentage of any sector. By utilizing more efficient vehicles, promoting our top rate public transit options, and building infrastructure for the 21st century, Westchester County is taking major steps to build a green transportation system that will protect the planet and get residents where they need to go.

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Electric vehicles are the future of transportation and Westchester County is getting a head-start on building the public infrastructure to accommodate their widespread use. The County has deployed a number of publically available charging hubs as well as charging for the assortment of County fleet vehicles.
Additionally, the County passed legislation in January of 2020 to insure that charging stations are made available in all of its parking garages and open parking lots, whenever there is construction work being done.

Sustainable Fleet
Westchester County employs a sizable fleet of buses, compact sedans, public safety vehicles, and other utility vehicles. In order to curb emissions and reduce fuel costs, Westchester has converted large portions of its fleet to electric and hybrid vehicles. Nearly half of the County’s Bee-Line buses are now electric-hybrid vehicles and in June of 2020, Westchester purchased six 40-foot full electric buses that will be deployed later this year. The County currently has Prius Prime plug-in hybrid and Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and Chevy Bolt full electric vehicles in addition to hundreds of hybrid cars and SUVs.