Westchester County Mobility & Transit Plan

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Westchester County is embarking on a study to better align the county’s mobility network with the needs of its residents, workers, and visitors. This study will examine the region’s transportation services, demographics, employment trends, mobility conditions, and other factors to understand how well the network matches existing travel needs, and identify opportunities to strengthen it and meet future needs.​

What are Westchester County’s mobility goals?

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Create a range of visible, competitive, and compelling travel options.

Design service to be agile and responsive to a changing future.

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Mobility goal icon: Strengthen development

Use transportation investments to strengthen the County’s existing and planned development.

Provide an equitable and socially just transportation network that provides opportunities for success, prosperity, and quality of life to communities of color and those of all ethnicities, incomes, abilities, and ages.

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Mobility goal icon: Balance of frequency and coverage

Balance frequency of service, coverage, and proximity of access to reflect the needs of riders and meet market and stakeholder expectations, while respecting the budget available for service.

Create a family of service options to right size mobility services for Westchester’s various travel markets.

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Provide well-defined and functional connections to neighboring and regional transportation systems.

Provide intuitive and attractive mobility options for those visiting Westchester County, including our attractions and parks.

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Mobility goal icon: Customer service

Enhance communication to current and potential customers using the most effective strategies.

Continue to be a leader in safety and sustainability.

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How will we get there?

Analyze the Mobility Context

We will use data and other information to build a complete picture of where people are, where they are going, how they are getting there, and how those needs reflect the current state of transportation and transit in our county.

Engage with the Community

We will engage the public, elected officials, civic leaders, local businesses and organizations, and other stakeholders throughout the study. The final plan will be shaped by input from both transit users and users of other transportation services across the county.

Develop Scenarios and Build a Final Plan

Ultimately, we will use the findings to design a plan that meets community needs today, while being agile and responsive to a changing future and emerging mobility needs.

Project Timeline

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Outreach

Develop Service Alternatives

Data Collection

Kick Off

Final Report

Finalize Preferred Alternative

Existing Conditions

Apply Goals to Current Service

  • Winter 2020: Project kickoff.

  • Spring/Summer 2020: Data collection, evaluation of existing conditions.

  • Fall 2020: Continue existing conditions work, begin public outreach, and begin applying project goals to current service.

  • Fall 2020: Continue existing conditions work, begin public outreach, and begin applying project goals to current service.

  • Winter 2021: Public outreach, complete existing conditions. 

  • Spring 2021: Continue public outreach and initiate development of service alternatives. 

  • Summer 2021: Development and evaluation of service alternatives. 

  • Fall 2021: Develop final preferred alternative. 

  • Winter 2022: Public outreach, finalize preferred service alternative. 

  • Spring/Summer 2022: Produce final report.