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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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MetroCards on sale in various communities.

June
24

To ride the Bee-Line bus or New York City’s subways and buses, it pays to have The Card. That’s MetroCard. And you can buy them at the MetroCard van that makes rounds through Westchester. Here’s Read more of this entry »

Posted by Ken Valenti on Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 11:22 am |
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Bee-Line Winter Service Changes

January
29

The Westchester County Bee-Line bus system will make seasonal route changes Feb. 15 to meet demands. Here’s the announcement:

BEE-LINE BUSES TO MAKE WINTER SCHEDULE CHANGES
Service to be increased on some routes and reduced on others
Schedules on several bus routes will change on February 15 when the Bee-Line System implements its winter service changes.
“We will be adding or extending trips on Read more of this entry »

Posted by Ken Valenti on Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 1:13 pm |
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Westchester tarmac delays don’t last 3 hours, official says

December
21

The Obama administration’s new 3-hour limit for stranding airline passengers on the tarmac is great news for travelers who get stuck (though the airline industry says the move will cause more flight cancellations), but it won’t have much impact on Westchester County Airport.

Airport manager Peter Scherrer said passengers don’t get stranded that long on stuck airplanes there. Part of the reason, he said, is that the airport controls all four gates, unlike Read more of this entry »

Posted by Ken Valenti on Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
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Fewer flights, more passengers

June
23

Fewer planes and helicopters are taking off from and landing at Westchester County Airport, but the number of airline passengers leaving is up, a monthly report from the Westchester County Department of Transportation shows.Through May, the airport recorded 64,404 take offs and landings, down from Read more of this entry »

Posted by Ken Valenti on Monday, June 23rd, 2008 at 1:13 pm |
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Going Places is written by transportation writers Khurram Saeed and Ken Valenti. Khurram's transportation column, "Getting There," runs Wednesdays in Rockland. Ken's column, "Going Places," runs Mondays in Westchester and Putnam. Join in the conversation and share tips on coping with fellow commuters.

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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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