A few commuters and I met with Jerry D’Amore, President of Liberty Lines tonight (from about 7 PM to 8:15 PM) to discuss the Westchester-NY express bus and to ask how we can help the bus company make the route a long term success.
Some good news….Mr. D’Amore indicated that effective June 28th that service will be provided from White Plains/Hartsdale/Yonkers (Central Ave) from 5 AM to 9 AM. There will be two non rush mid day buses serving commuters between 10 AM and 12:30. In the evening service will run from approximately 3 PM to 8:15 PM. Unfortunately, as expected, there will be no weekend or Wall Street service.
MORE GOOD NEWS…Mr. D’Amore is working to reduce the projected $8.50 fare to something more reasonable. Many people feel that $8.50 to take a bus into Manhattan is too high and will result in reduced ridership. Fares will not increase in June but will go up in the fall. The more riders there are – the better the chances that we can have lower fares.
We are going to resume efforts to persuade local commercial land owners to create park/ride locations so commuters could park their cars on Central Ave legally. A park and ride initiative would probably result in more riders –long term. Currently, if a commuter takes the bus and parks their car in a commercial parking lot the card could be towed or the rider will get a warning notice, which discourages people from taking the bus long term.
Liberty Bus Company will also be helping promote the route via advertising. I will be creating a citizens advisory committee to help promote the Westchester-NY express bus. We will meet periodically to discuss the status of the route and to discuss ways we can help make the route a success. I anticipate a meeting in September.
Wanted to keep you informed…
Town of Greenburgh
Work Session Agenda of the Greenburgh Town Board
Tuesday – June 1 2010 – 09:15 AM
(Work Sessions begin at 9:15AM except where schedule changes are made by the Board.)
(Please note that, although the Work Session Agenda is shared with the public prior to each Work Session, the Agenda may be revised at any point up to the start of the meeting as well as during the meeting, if necessary.)
(All Work Sessions are Televised Live on Cablevision Channel 76, Verizon 35 and are streamed live. Work Sessions and Town Board Meetings will be aired each Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:02am and 4:45pm. Each segment will run for approximately 6 to 7 hours,
depending upon the length of the two meetings.)
09:15 AM Interest in Resolution for Calloway House
Heart Gallery (encouraging families to adoptchildren) –responding to questions…
Seasonal leaf ban…should town pursue?
09:30 AM Boards & Commissions – Minutes
09:45 AM Records Management Day
10:00 AM Space Saver Proposal
10:30 AM Motion for Executive Session _________; (Personnel) 2nd by _________
11:30 AM Executive Session – Interview HLPB Candidate
The Hastings Parks & Recreation Department advised me that Mountain Valley Guides is back again this summer for another great season of kayaking from Kinnally Cove.
The weather looks great for kayaking this weekend. Give them a call and make your reservations and kick off the summer with a paddle on the Hudson! #845-661-1923 http://www.MountainValleyGuides.com
Saturday 5/29 - River Tour - 10am-1pm $65 (includes all gear, kayak, instruction and guide) Min. age 13
Sunday 5/30 Family Kayak - 10am -12pm Bring the family out on the water everyone gets their own boat.~ $30 adults $20 Kids (includes all gear, kayak, instruction and guide) Min. age 8
Sunday~5/30- River Tour -
12pm-3 pm$65 (includes all gear, kayak, instruction and guide) Min. age 13
Monday~5/31 Family Kayak - 10am -12pm~ Bring the family out on the water everyone gets their own boat.~ Min age is 8.~ $30 adults $20 Kids (includes all gear, kayak, instruction and guide) Min. age 8
Monday 5/31- River Tour - 12pm-3pm $65 (includes all gear, kayak, instruction and guide) Min. age 13