Public Input Opportunity - NYMTC Region's Federal Certification Review

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are conducting a Certification Review of the transportation planning process in the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) planning area. The Federal Certification Review is required every four years in any metropolitan area with a population over 200,000. As part of the Certification Review process, FHWA and FTA are gathering comments from the public and other stakeholders via a Survey

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Participate in the Survey

FHWA and FTA will be accepting comments via the survey through December 1, 2022.

Notice for TOR Riders

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

To reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), customers are asked to please continue using these ongoing precautions to avoid contact with and spreading germs: 

  • 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
  • While masks are no longer required onboard the buses, the CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.

TOR buses continue to be cleaned and sanitized on at least a daily basis.  

For further information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), visit the Rockland County Health Department's COVID-19 website:​


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 reducir la propagación de COVID-19 (Coronavirus), se recomienda a los clientes que el transporte público que continúen usando estas precauciones continúa para evitar el contacto y la propagación de gérmenes:

  • 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
  • Si bien ya no se requieren máscaras a bordo de los autobuses, los CDC continúan recomendando que las personas usen máscaras en entornos de transporte público interior en este momento.

Los autobuses TOR continúan siendo limpiados y desinfectados diariamente.

Para obtener más información sobre COVID-19 (Coronavirus), visite la página web COVID 19 del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Rockland en:​

Masking requirement on public transit lifted

Effective 9/7/22, the masking requirement on public transit in New York State has been lifted.

Passengers are encouraged – but not required – to wear a face covering while riding TOR and TRIPS.

The CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.

Fare collection continues to be waived.


Se levanta el requisito de enmascaramiento en el transporte público

A partir del 9/7/22, se ha levantado el requisito de enmascaramiento en el transporte público en el estado de Nueva York.

Se anima a los pasajeros – pero no es obligatorio – usar una cubierta facial mientras viaje en TOR y TRIPS.

La CDC continúa recomendando que las personas usen máscaras en entornos interior de transporte público en este momento.

El cobro de tarifas continúa siendo renunciada.

Public Comment Opportunity - NYC Central Business District Tolling Program

Rockland County residents have an opportunity to comment on the MTA's proposed Central Business District Tolling Program (CBDTP).  A series of virtual public meetings were held to share input and concerns ahead of the release of the project's required Environmental Assessment (EA).  Residents may now still comment by phone or in writing. 
Recordings of the meetings are available for viewing at 

Comments can be submitted online, via email or mail, or via phone:

Online: Submit a comment here


Mail: CBD Tolling Program, 2 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10004

Phone: 646-252-7440

The MTA is required to conduct the EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to evaluate the potential effects of the proposed CBD Tolling Program.  The MTA Reform and Traffic Mobility Act passed in 2019 states that the MTA's Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) needs to design, develop, build, and run the Central Business District Tolling Program (CBDTP).  The Act says the CBDTP must:
  • Charge passenger vehicles only once each day for entering or remaining in the Central Business District (CBD)
  • Change the toll rates at set times or days; this is called variable tolling
  • Allow residents of the CBD making less than $60,000 to get a New York State tax credit for CBD tolls paid
  • Not toll qualifying authorized emergency vehicles and qualifying vehicles transporting people with disabilities
The Act also requires that a Traffic Mobility Review Board (TMRB) be established to recommend toll rates to the MTA’s TBTA Board, which has final say on what the rates could be. The Review Board must also recommend a plan for credits, discounts and/or exemptions for tolls paid the same day on bridges and tunnels and some types of for-hire vehicles.  These recommendations will be especially important to Rockland County residents who could be negatively impacted if "double tolling" is allowed to occur as part of the CBD Tolling Program.
For a complete list of public meetings and complete information regarding MTA's proposed Central Business District Tolling Program, visit the project website:  NYC Central Business District Tolling Program (