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Paratransit, Westchester Bee-Line System
Bee-Line ParaTransit is a shared ride service for which reservations must be made from one to seven days in advance. Since it is an Origin-to-Destination and curb-to-curb service, the ParaTransit vehicles do not go into driveways or parking lots.
ParaTransit does not provide service to any area outside of Westchester County. Although ParaTransit currently provides some services beyond those required under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the goal in the future is for ParaTransit service to more closely “mirror” regular Bee-Line bus service.
Who Can Apply for ParaTransit
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 June 2010 15:22
Who Can Apply? – Under the ADA, disability alone does not qualify a person to ride the ParaTransit system. A person must be functionally unable to use the fixed-route regular Bee-Line service.
ParaTransit service is provided to the following three general groups of persons with disabilities:
Persons who have specific impairment-related conditions which make it impossible — not just difficult — to travel to or from the bus stop.
Persons who need a wheelchair lift-equipped bus, but it is not available on the fixed-route when they need to travel.
Persons who are unable to board, ride or exit from the regular Bee-Line buses even if they are able to get to a bus stop and the bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift.
Hours of operation – Generally, service will be provided during the following hours, though service may not be available in all areas at all times.
Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. to 1:40 a.m
Saturday: 5:30 a.m. to 1:40 a.m.
Sunday: 5:50 a.m. to 12:35 a.m.
Holiday service – ParaTransit reservation lines are closed on all holidays. ParaTransit service is not provided on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day.
Under ADA, ParaTransit is only required to provide service if:
both the starting point and destination of a trip are located within 3/4 mile of a regular Bee-Line bus route and
only during hours when that regular Bee-Line bus route is in service.
Some ParaTransit riders whose trips begin and end within the 3/4 mile limit can travel during additional service hours. Holiday service is similar to the bus schedules on the routes in the areas of the trip origin and destination.
Transfers – If a trip on a regular Bee-Line bus requires a transfer, then a ParaTransit rider going from a similar starting point to a similar destination may also have to move to another ParaTransit van at a convenient transfer point. Whenever service is modified or fares are changed, complete information on the changes will be provided.
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Bee-Line Application process
Bee-Line Comments Form