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For Manhattan express bus, now comes the $7.50 fare.

July
14

You’ll remember the big to-do earlier this year when County Executive Robert Astorino proposed scaling back Bee-Line bus service to save money, including the elimination of the Manhattan express bus many commuters use to get to work.

The upshot was that the service was saved, but reduced, and that the fare would be increased. Well, on July 27, the county will hold a hearing on the proposal to increase the fare to $7.50 for a one-way ride. (It’s now $5.50.)

The hearing will be at the Westchester County Center on Read more of this entry »

Posted by Ken Valenti on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 4:34 pm |
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Amtrak feels the heat

July
7

The heat is getting to Amtrak here in the Northeast, and beyond.

Expect delays between Boston and Washington because of the sweltering weather. Here’s the railroad’s release on the matter:

AMTRAK’S NORTHEAST CORRIDOR AFFECTED

Delays expected between Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. Read more of this entry »

Posted by Ken Valenti on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 2:40 pm |
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Khurram SaeedKhurram SaeedKhurram Saeed has been reporting for The Journal News since 2000. He writes about transportation issues in Rockland and has a weekly column called Getting There, which appears Wednesdays. READ MORE


Ken Valenti Ken Valenti Ken Valenti covers trains, planes and automobiles - not to mention buses and ferries - for Westchester and Putnam. He's been a reporter with The Journal News and its forerunners more than 20 years and has covered all four corners of Westchester County. READ MORE


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