Rockland County government is working every day to practice green living. Click the links below to learn about using TOR and TZx buses and other "green" methods of transportation such as carpooling and biking.
- Go GREEN on our green & white TOR and TZx buses whenever the kids are heading out to the mall or if you are going to work in NYC or White Plains. Produce fewer carbon emissions and spend less money while enjoying a comfortable ride that costs less than half a gallon of gas.
- Ride the bus to parks and farmers markets. Our brochure has information on Rockland County parks and farmers markets accessible by bus (TOR, TZx, Red & Tan); bus routes served; hours; locations; healthy tips, and more.
- Learn about carpools and vanpools, ride-sharing programs where two or more people in a car, or 7-15 people in a van, travel to and from work together..
- Go to www.rocklandbike.org and get into biking. Use natural energy instead of carbon.
The Rockland County Department of Public Transportation is proud to join the growing number of transit systems across the country that have implemented bike-on-bus programs to help increase regional mobility while reducing air pollution.
Transport of Rockland (TOR) local service within Rockland County:
- Rockland County is including factory-installed, front-mounted bicycle racks on all new TOR buses, starting with our new low floor hybrid buses. Although the entire fleet is not yet equipped with racks, you are welcome to use bike racks on buses already equipped.
- These new bicycle racks are easy to use as you can see in an online video guide (courtesy of CATA – State College, PA) at www.catabus.com/HowToVideos/BikeRacks/index.html.
- Printed directions for using the TOR bike rack are available at http://www.sportworks.com/products/transit_racks/.
- Directions in Spanish for using the TOR bike racks are available at http://www.cttransit.com/pdfs/NewRider/bikes_on_board.pdf(courtesy of the Connecticut Department of Transportation).
Tappan ZEExpress (TZx) commuter service between Rockland and Westchester counties:
- Customers are welcome to put their bicycles in the luggage bay of commuter coach buses on the Tappan ZEExpress; simply ask the driver to unlock the bay so that you can access it. (Note that some shifting of bicycles may occur while the bus is in transit).
- Newer TZx buses have specialized slide-out bike racks that can be also used by experienced bicyclists. Please watch the video at: http://www.goldengatetransit.org/services/BikeRackMovies.phpbefore using these racks.
Rockland County Bike-on-Bus Rules for TZx and TOR:
- No special permit or extra charge is required for this service.
- The program operates on a "first-come, first served" basis.
- Be ready to load your bike by removing all detachable accessories from your bike before the bus arrives.
- Not all buses are equipped with bike racks.
- Bikes are not allowed to be brought onboard into the passenger compartment (except for folding bicycles).
- Bicycles are transported at the owner's risk. Neither Rockland County nor Coach USA are responsible for damage, theft, or loss of bicycles.
- Remember to take your bicycle with you when you get off the bus!
- View schedules, routes and fares or call the Rockland Transit Center at (845) 364-3333 for more information.
Other bike-on-board services in Rockland
- Bicycles can be brought on most off-peak NJ Transit trains serving Nanuet, Pearl River, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley and Suffern train stations.
- Bicycles can also be brought on the NY Waterway Haverstraw-Ossining ferry.
Regional bike-on-board transit services
Local Bicycle Clubs
Regional Bicycling Links