Mass Transit Task Force

Addressing the transit needs of the Lower Hudson Valley today and those of future generations to come.

As New York State moves forward with the design and construction of the New NY Bridge, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called for a Mass Transit Task Force (MTTF) to develop transit recommendations for the I-287 corridor in Rockland and Westchester counties.

The MTTF short-term recommendation for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is now being implemented and scheduled to be in operation in 2018 when the new bridge is complete.

The 31-member MTTF included local and regional stakeholders, elected officials, and transportation experts and transit advocates. The task force was charged with creating a public, transparent and collaborative process to develop a package of short-, mid- and long-term transit recommendations.

After more than a year of meetings, studies and analysis, the MTTF concluded its work in February 2014, and presented its final recommendations to the public, Governor Cuomo, the Thruway Authority and the NYS Department of Transportation. The group gathered in June 2015 for an update on the implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system it recommended be in place by 2018 when the bridge is fully opened and the $91 million in funding committed to the project to date. Further updates will be provided to the MTTF and the public at key milestones in the BRT development process.

You can view the complete final report here.