Virtual Public Workshops Scheduled for NYMTC Regional Transportation Plan

As a voting member of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), Rockland County is working with its regional partners on NYMTC's next Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for New York City, the Lower Hudson Valley and Long Island. The RTP Moving Forward process is providing several opportunities for residents to participate, including "virtual" workshops on the following dates:

Lower Hudson Valley – Tuesday, July 14, 2020

•Session 1: 12:00-1:30 pm - lhvsession1.eventbrite.com 
•Session 2: 3:00-4:30 pm - lhvsession2.eventbrite.com 

New York City – Tuesday, July 21, 2020

•Session 1: 12:00-1:30 pm - NYCsession1.eventbrite.com
•Session 2: 3:00-4:30 pm - NYCsession2.eventbrite.com

Long Island – Wednesday, July 22, 2020

•Session 1: 12:00-1:30 pm - LIsession1.eventbrite.com 
•Session 2: 3:00-4:30 pm - LIsession2.eventbrite.com 

Region-wide – Tuesday, July 14, 2020

•7:00-8:30 pm - Regionsession1.eventbrite.com 

The RTP is our region's long-range transportation planning document used to help prioritize vital transportation projects and funding for those projects in the NY Metropolitan region.  Please join us to help keep our region Moving Forward

Register for a workshop through the links above, or view the flyer for details: NYMTC 2050 Workshop Flyer  

Learn about participating in the Moving Forward survey here!:  NYMTC 2050 Survey

Learn more about NYMTC's Regional Transportation Plan here:  https://www.nymtc.org/planmovingforward/

Virtual Public Review Meetings on July 15-16 for the draft Final Report - Route 59 Area Transportation and Land Use Study

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council is hosting Virtual Public Review Meetings to discuss and gather comments on the draft Final Report for the Route 59 Area Transportation and Land Use Study. 

The Virtual Meetings will be held on July 15th at 10 am and 3 pm, and on July 16th at 6 pm.  To register, please send an email to RSVP@Route59Study.org.

View meeting details and Webex access information here: RT 59 Study Virtual Meeting Invite

If you are uanble to participate in the virtual meetings, NYMTC will be accepting comments via email through 4 pm ET on Friday, August 14, 2020. The draft Final Report can be downloaded through the following link: https://route59study.org/.  Comments may be emailed to:  Comments@Route59Study.org.

TOR 93- Annual Summer Detour, Desvío Anual de Verano, 6/29/20 – 9/7/20

Transport of Rockland (TOR) bus route TOR 93 has been detoured to serve the Spook Rock Swimming Pool daily.  TOR bus routes go to many County, Town and State parks and swimming pools.  To plan your trips, check out maps and schedules on this site.

Beginning Monday, June 29th until Monday, September 7th TOR 93 serves the Spook Rock Swimming Pool parking lot. When reading the TOR 93 bus schedule, Spook Rock Pool is between the times listed for Rockland Community College and Suffern High School. The pool is located on Spook Rock Road near the intersection of Viola Road in Ramapo.

TOR 93 operates daily between Sloatsburg, Hillburn, Suffern, Rockland Community College, Viola Road, Hillcrest, Spring Valley Marketplace, Nanuet and Pearl River. This seasonal stop will not change the rest of the TOR 93 schedule.

For Town of Ramapo pool guidelines, please visit www.ramapoparks.org

ESPAÑOL

La ruta del autobús TOR 93 ha sido desviada para servir a la piscina de Spook Rock todos los días.  Las rutas de autobús TOR viajan a muchos parques y piscinas del Condado, el Pueblo y el Estado.  Para planificar sus viajes, consulte con los mapas y horarios disponibles en este sitio web.

A partir del lunes, 29 de junio hasta el lunes, 7 de septiembre, TOR 93 servirá el estacionamiento de la piscina Spook Rock.  Al leer el horario del autobús TOR 93, Spook Rock Pool se encuentra entre los horarios indicados para Rockland Community College y Suffern High School.  La piscina está localizada en Spook Rock Road, cerca de la intersección de Viola Road en Ramapo.

TOR 93 está en servicio todos los días entre Sloatsburg, Hillburn, Suffern, Rockland Community College, Viola Road, Hillcrest, Spring Valley Marketplace, Nanuet y Pearl River.  Esta parada estacional no cambiará el resto del horario del TOR 93.

Para obtener información sobre las piscina del pueblo de Ramapo, visite www.ramapoparks.org

Guidelines for Public Transportation Department Customers. Guía para Clientes del Departamento de Transportación Pública.

Effective June 23, 2020, “in-person” services are available without an appointment at the Rockland County Department of Public Transportation, Building T, Yeager Health Complex, Pomona. Face coverings are required to enter County buildings, and customers and visitors will undergo a building entry screening procedure including temperature check before being admitted.  Customers/visitors should call the Public Transportation Department upon arrival at (845) 364-2064.

The Transit Information Center has remained open throughout the pandemic to assist with schedule information, applications and other questions/concerns by phone, mail and email. Customers may continue to call the Transit Information Center at (845) 364-3333 (Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm), or email to TransitHelp@co.rockland.ny.us.

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we strive to safely serve our customers.

ESPAÑOL

A partir del 23 de junio de 2020, los servicios "en persona" están disponibles sin una cita en el Departamento de Transportación Pública del Condado de Rockland, Edificio T, Pomona.  Se requieren cubiertas faciales para entrar a los edificios del Condado, y los clientes y visitantes se someterán a un procedimiento de revisión de entrada al edificio que incluye un control de temperatura antes de ser admitidos.  Los clientes / visitantes deben llamar al Departamento de Transportación Pública a su llegada al (845) 364-2064.

El Centro de Información de Tránsito ha permanecido abierto durante toda la pandemia para ayudar con la información de horarios, solicitudes y otras preguntas / inquietudes por teléfono, correo y correo electrónico. Los clientes pueden continuar llamando al Centro de Información de Tránsito al (845) 364-3333 (de lunes a viernes, de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m.), o enviar un correo electrónico a TransitHelp@co.rockland.ny.us.

Gracias por su continua cooperación mientras nos esforzamos por servir de manera segura a nuestros clientes.

NJ TRANSIT Pascack Valley & Port Jervis Lines to resume regular Weekday Schedules Starting Monday, 7/6/20

New Jersey Transit has announced that starting on Monday, July 6, 2020, regular weekday service will resume for rail and light rail services.  NJ Transit bus service is currently operating on a full weekday schedule. 

To view New Jersey Transit's customer notice, see https://www.njtransit.com/node/1234853

To view rail schedules, see https://www.njtransit.com/train-to or https://www.njtransit.com/schedules/printable  

Metro-North Hudson, Harlem & New Haven Lines Increasing Service - Effective Monday, June 22nd

Effective Monday, June 22, Metro-North is adding more trains to the June 15 schedule on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines, and will operate earlier trains on the Hudson Line.

The increase in service is due to an incremental increase in ridership as customers slowly start returning to work, and adds 12 trains to the schedule that went into effect on June 15.

HUDSON LINE:
The first three morning trains from Poughkeepsie will depart earlier. There are also two new southbound and northbound trains.

INBOUND
The first train departs Poughkeepsie at 4:15 a.m., 15 minutes earlier, and arrives in Grand Central Terminal at 6:06 a.m., 19 minutes earlier.

The second train departs Poughkeepsie at 4:45 a.m., 12 minutes earlier, and arrives in Grand Central Terminal at 6:35 a.m., 15 minutes earlier.

The third train departs Poughkeepsie at 5:15 a.m., 9 minutes earlier, and arrives in Grand Central Terminal at 7:08 a.m., 13 minutes earlier.

A new train departs Croton-Harmon at 7:16 a.m., makes all stops to Hastings-on-Hudson, then Yonkers and Harlem-125th Street, and arrives in Grand Central Terminal at 8:24 a.m.

A new train departs Poughkeepsie at 6:45 a.m., stops at New Hamburg and Beacon, then Croton-Harmon and Harlem-125th Street, and arrives in Grand Central Terminal at 8:30 a.m.

OUTBOUND
A new train departs Grand Central Terminal at 5:28 p.m., stops at Harlem-125th Street, Croton-Harmon, Beacon and New Hamburg, and arrives in Poughkeepsie at 7:16 p.m.

A new train departs Grand Central Terminal at 5:48 p.m., stops at Harlem-125th Street, Marble Hill, Yonkers and Hastings-on-Hudson, then all stops to Croton-Harmon, arriving at 6:50 p.m.

HARLEM LINE
INBOUND
A new train departs Crestwood at 7:21 a.m., stops at Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Fleetwood, Mt. Vernon West, Fordham and Harlem-125th Street, and arrives in Grand Central Terminal at 8:05 a.m.

A new train departs Southeast at 6:47 a.m., makes all stops to White Plains, then express to Harlem-125th Street, and arrives in Grand Central Terminal at 8:26 a.m.

OUTBOUND
A new train departs Grand Central Terminal at 5:23 p.m., stops at Harlem-125th Street, then Mt Vernon West, Fleetwood, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and arrives in Crestwood at 5:59 p.m.

A new train departs Grand Central Terminal at 5:27 p.m., stops at Harlem-125th Street, then express to White Plains and all stops to Southeast, arriving at 7:07 p.m.

NEW HAVEN LINE
INBOUND
A new train departs New Haven at 6:02 a.m., makes all stops to South Norwalk, then Stamford and express to Harlem-125th Street, and arrives in Grand Central Terminal at 7:57 am.

A new train departs Stamford at 7:20 a.m., stops at Greenwich, Port Chester, Rye, Harrison, Mamaroneck, Larchmont and Harlem-125th Street, and arrives in Grand Central Terminal at 8:28 a.m.

OUTBOUND
A new train departs Grand Central Terminal at 5:01 p.m., stops at Harlem-125th Street, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Harrison, Rye and Port Chester, and arrives in Greenwich at 5:55 p.m.

A new train departs Grand Central Terminal at 5:15 p.m., stops at Harlem-125th Street, then express to Stamford and makes all stops to New Haven, arriving at 7:31 p.m.

Hourly service continues during off-peak periods, on middays, evenings, late nights, weekends and holidays. During this special schedule, off-peak fares will continue to be in effect.

You can access the complete amended schedule online at https://new.mta.info/

Service levels increase for bus services in Rockland and region - as of 6/12/20

Some bus services have changed their operating schedules in response to Reopening Plans following the COVID-19 Coronavirus health emergency.  Face coverings are required for all drivers and passengers over the age of two.  The current status of service levels is shown below:

ROCKLAND COACHES:  Effective  Monday, June 15, Coach USA's Rockland Coaches will resume limited commuter service on the Route 45, Route 9 and Route 20.  Morning rush hour service will operate between 4:45AM and 8:15AM and evening rush hour service will operate between the hours of 3:00PM and 6:00PM. All service will operate to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal initially.  For details, visit https://www.coachusa.com/rockland-coaches/schedules.  Rockland Coaches is extending expiration dates on tickets that were due to expire in April and May for an additional 60 days. For example, tickets that expired on May 5, 2020 are valid until July 5, 2020.

Westchester County's BEE-LINE:  Effective Monday, June 15, the Bee-Line Bus System will resume full service.  Fares continue to be free until further notice, and rear-door boarding continues.  Bee-Line will continue operating a modified schedule until 6/15.  For details, visit https://transportation.westchestergov.com/rideralerts.

SHORTLINE: Effective Monday, June 15, Shortline's Exit 14 (and Smith Street) buses will resume limited commuter schedules to midtown and Wall Street according to the following schedules:

AM service to NYC (MIDTOWN):  5:40 am, 6:30 am, 7:10 am 
PM service from NYC (MIDTOWN):  4:02 pm, 4:32 pm, 5:02 pm, 5:32 pm

AM service to NYC (SMITH STREET to Wall Street):  6:30 am, 6:50 am
PM service from NYC (WALL STREET):  4:30 pm, 5:20 pm

Service remains suspended until that time. Customers that have tickets that have expired will be able to return the expired tickets for replacement when service resumes.  Contracted service including the OWL service continues to operate. 

MONSEY TRAILS:  Effective June 5, Monsey Trails has made new schedule changes and additions to the schedules for Monsey/NYC/Brooklyn & Monsey/KJ.  Monsey Trails is operating limited schedules between Rockland County, NYC & Brooklyn.  KJ Express and Lakewood Express is also operating modified schedules. For current schedules, go to www.monseytrails.com or call the automated phone system at 845-510-5100.  Monsey Trails is accepting February & March monthly tickets and 10-trip tickets through June 30th.

CLARKSTOWN MINI TRANS:  Effective Monday, June 1, the Clarkstown Mini Trans resumed its full operating schedule.  

KASER BUS:  Effective March 9, 2020, Kaser Bus began modified service schedules. Customers can call (845) 352-0087.

Haverstraw-Ossining ferry service replacement busing discontinued - Effective May 4, 2020

Metro-North Railroad has announced that effective Monday, May 4, 2020, substitute busing for customers using Newburgh-Beacon and Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry Connecting Services will be discontinued until further notice.

Newburgh-Beacon and Haverstraw-Ossining ferry service also remains suspended until further notice.

Free parking for ferry customers will be available at the following stations:

Hudson Line: Irvington, Beacon

**Note that parking at Tarrytown is no longer free as of 7/1/20

For information, see http://web.mta.info/mnr/pdf/04-28-20_H-O_ferry_v6.pdf

View Online: https://mymtaalerts.com/m?DAB2A

Parking shift & temporary traffic pattern for Lot J Park & Ride Re-Striping Project

Beginning Tuesday evening, May 12th, the Palisades Center Lot J Commuter Parking Facility will change the temporary designated parking and a new traffic pattern will be in place to prepare for restriping the lot.  Commuters are asked to please park on the south side of the lot (as shown here and below: Lot J-No Parking Sign 5-12-20) while the north side is restriped.  Note that the bus stop will be temporarily relocated again during this time, but the shelter will remain open and the ticket vending machine will remain accessible. 

Once the north side is complete, parking will shift so the south side can be restriped.  

There will be no overnight parking allowed for the duration of the repaving project.  The Rockland County Public Transportation Department appreciates the cooperation and patience of commuters during this important project.  

Lot J Parking Map - Restriping

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Face-coverings required for TOR and TRIPS bus passengers - effective Friday, April 17 at 8 pm

As per NYS Executive Order 202.18, individuals over age two (and able to medically tolerate it) shall wear a mask or face covering over the nose and mouth when riding. Passengers are asked to please have a face covering available before boarding the bus and wear it while onboard.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Español

Según la Orden Ejecutiva 202.18 del Estado de Nueva York, cualquier persona que use transportación pública que sea mayor de dos años (y que pueda tolerarlo médicamente) deberá usar una máscara o una cubierta facial sobre la nariz y la boca cuando viaje. Por favor tenga una cubierta facial disponible antes de abordar el autobús y úsela mientras está abordo. 

Gracias por su continua cooperación.

 

Rear-door boarding for TOR - effective Friday, March 27, 2020

To further protect the health of passengers and drivers, effective Friday, March 27, TOR has implemented rear-door boarding (where possible).

TOR is waiving fare collection until further notice to help limit personal contact.

Thank you.

Español

Para proteger aún más la salud de los pasajeros y los conductores, a partir del viernes 27 de marzo, TOR ha implementado el abordaje en la puerta trasera (donde sea posible).

TOR renuncia a la colección de tarifas hasta nuevo aviso para ayudar a limitar el contacto personal.

Gracias.

Notice for TOR Riders - Necessary Travel Only

The Rockland County Public Transportation Department and its bus operator, Transdev, are committed to the health and well-being of our TOR customers. 

To comply with the NY State Governor’s Executive Order issued to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), customers are advised that public transportation should be used only for necessary travel and passengers are asked to sit 6 feet (2 meters) apart. 

Customers are asked to please continue using these ongoing precautions to avoid contact with and spreading germs: 

  • Stay home unless your trip is necessary
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Keep a distance of 6 feet from others
  • Wash hands often with soap/water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing

TOR buses continue to be cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis.  An EPA-approved, hospital grade disinfectant is used to clean each bus nightly, including high touch surfaces such as doors, fareboxes, handrails, stop request cables/buttons, seats and window seals.

For further information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), visit the Rockland County Health Department's COVID-19 website:  https://bit.ly/3cdIt1O​

ESPAÑOL

El Departamento de Transportación Pública del Condado de Rockland y su operador de autobuses, Transdev, están comprometidos con la salud y el bienestar de nuestros clientes de TOR.

Para cumplir con la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador del Estado de Nueva York emitida para reducir la propagación de COVID-19 (Coronavirus), se recomienda a los clientes que el transporte público se use solo para los viajes necesarios y se les pide a los pasajeros que se sienten a 6 pies (2 metros) de distancia.

Se les pide a los pasajeros que continúen usando estas precauciones continúa para evitar el contacto y la propagación de gérmenes:

  • Quédese en casa a menos que su viaje sea necesario
  • Quédese en casa si estás enfermo
  • Mantenga una distancia de 6 pies de los demás.
  • Lávese las manos frecuentemente con agua / jabón durante al menos 20 segundos.
  • Use desinfectante para manos
  • Evitar tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca
  • Cúbrase la boca y la nariz con un pañuelo desechable o manga cuando estornude o tosa

Los autobuses TOR continúan siendo limpiados y desinfectados diariamente en respuesta al virus COVID 19.

Para obtener más información sobre COVID-19 (Coronavirus), visite la página web COVID 19 del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Rockland en: https://bit.ly/3cdIt1O​

 

 

NY Waterway Plans to resume ferry and bus schedules with NYC Phase II Reopening

NY Waterway plans to resume service on most commuter routes at the start of NYC's Phase II Reopening.  Until that time, only the Paulus Hook to BPT route is operating.  NO OTHER NY Waterway FERRY ROUTES ARE OPERATING AT THIS TIME.  All NY Waterway Bus Service (in NYC & in NJ) is suspended until further notice.  NY Waterway has extended the expiration on one-way, 10-trip and 40-trip tickets through June 30.  For details, visit https://www.nywaterway.com/UserFiles/Files/Covid19OpeningUpdate.pdf.

PATH Modifies Train Schedules - Effective 3/29/20

As of March 29, 2020, PATH trains will be running on a modified schedule. Customers may check the RidePATH app for real-time train information, planned service changes and alerts. Or visit Stay On Track for planned service changes and alerts. 

Schedule details:  https://www.panynj.gov/path/en/schedules-maps/line-schedule/Modified-Schedules.html

NYS DOT Announces New Ramp Meters onto Thruway in Rockland County

The NYS Department of Transportation has announced that five new eastbound ramp meters are scheduled to begin operating in Rockland County.  The ramp meters are located along I-87/I-287 eastbound on-ramps at the following interchanges:
 
  • 14A (from the Garden State Parkway)
  • 14 (from Rt. 59)
  • 13S (from the Palisades Parkway)
  • 13N (from the Palisades Parkway)
  • 12 (from Rt. 303 and the Palisades Center Mall)

These  ramp meters join three westbound ramp meters already operating in Westchester County.  Further information on the NYS DOT ramp metering project is available from the Lower Hudson Transit Link website at https://www.dot.ny.gov/lhtl, and in the LHTL Fall 2019 Newsletter and the LHTL Ramp Meters Bus Lanes Factsheet.

Route 59 Sidewalk Construction - TOR Bus Service Impacts

TOR bus service along Route 59 may be periodically impacted by a State DOT construction project, installing new sidewalks and crosswalks along Route 59 between Monsey and Spring Valley.  When sidewalk access is blocked by construction, pedestrian traffic will be detoured to temporary pedestrian safe paths marked with flashing warning lights.  These paths will include temporary pedestrian crossings and temporary pedestrian ramps in some locations. 

Temporary bus stop signs will be posted if bus shelters are blocked during construction.  Customers are urged to use caution, follow the posted pedestrian paths and the direction of flaggers, and leave extra time to navigate to and from bus stops during the construction.

The project will also include periodic vehicular traffic detours which may delay the bus routes.   

Metro-North and Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry Continue to Cross-honor Pascack Valley Line Tickets

All Pascack Valley line rail tickets continue to be cross-honored on Metro-North's Hudson and Harlem lines in Westchester and NY Waterway's Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry.  

The cross-honoring will continue until NJ TRANSIT restores the three trains that have been temporarily discontinued while the agency installs Positive Train Control equipment on its rail fleet.

The three trains that have been temporarily discontinued on the Pascack Valley Line include:

Inbound Train #1618 – the 7:59 am Metro-North express from Spring Valley.  As an alternative, customers may wish to take:

  • The 7:37 local from Spring Valley, arriving Hoboken at 8:50 AM and New York-Penn at 9:06 AM, the same time as the cancelled 7:59 AM train. 
  • The 8:08 AM local from Spring Valley will depart five minutes earlier, at 8:03 AM, and will not stop at four stations in New Jersey, reducing the overall travel time on this train. It will arrive Hoboken at 9:09 AM and New York-Penn at 9:22 AM.

Outbound Train #1639– the 7:20 pm Metro-North express from Hoboken (7:08 from NY Penn).  As an alternative, customers may wish to take:

  • The 6:48 PM local from Hoboken (6:41 PM from New York-Penn Station) arriving Spring Valley at 8:03 PM.
  • The 7:29 PM local (7:20 PM from New York-Penn Station), arriving Spring Valley at 8:40 PM.

Outbound Train #9653– operates only on Friday afternoons and holidays at 2:58 pm from Hoboken (2:51 from NY Penn). 

See Metro-North's customer notice here:  http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/temp_pascack_5242018.html

For Hudson and Harlem line train schedule information go to: http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm

For Haverstraw-Ossining ferry schedules, go to:  http://www.nywaterway.com/HaverstrawToOssiningRoute.aspx

Please see our cancellations page for up to date information on meeting, event, class and exam cancellations and/or postponements.