Mall Walkers Learn to use Bee-Line System

July 1, 2015

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced that seniors can learn how to safely and successfully use the Bee-Line Transportation system through the Be Educated About Transit (BEAT) Program. The program is scheduled to take place on July 10, at 9 a.m. as part of the county’s weekly Mall Walk program at The Westchester – Food Court on Level 4, in White Plains.

“The ‘Be Educated About Transit’ program is great way for seniors to learn the ins and outs of our county’s transportation system,” Astorino said. “The goal is to empower the county’s seniors to participate in safer and more independent travel.”

Mary Ellen Burns, program specialist at the Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation, will discuss Bee-Line bus safety and “how to ride” skills, which will cover topics such as accessibility features available on a Bee-Line bus and how to use the reduced-fare program. Seniors who are at least 65 years of age – proven by a Medicare card or a valid photo ID – will be able to apply for a Reduced Fare MetroCard during the program.

Admission and parking are free for members of the Mall Walk program.