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Over the past recent years, the Westchester County Planning Board and Department of Planning have met  with the eight municipalities that would be affected by the development of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) across the I-287 corridor.. In addition to many informal meetings and meetings with individual municipalities, the County held several meetings of all the communities to share information and coordinate planning efforts.

Westchester County Planning Board and Department of Planning have been meeting with the eight municipalities that will be affected by the I-287 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. In addition to many informal meetings and meetings with individual municipalities, the County has organized several meetings of all the communities to share information and coordinate planning efforts.

At the initial meeting, elected officials and staff from the eight communities in Westchester County along the I-287 corridor met to discuss how, both individually and together, they can plan for the new rapid transit system that will travel through our communities.  At a follow up meeting, the selection of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as the preferred transit mode and how that selection will shape the current planning each community is involved in was discussed. Also discussed were ways in which the County Planning Board, Westchester-Rockland Tappan Zee Futures Taskforce, and County Department of Planning can provide assistance to the communities, both individually and collectively.  The County Planning Board and Department of Planning have continued to encourage participation and attendance at subsequent meetings and programs hosted by the Project Team. 

A series of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) workshops, hosted by New York State, were held in 2010 in four of the I-287 communities in Westchester County.  The sessions helped local officials, residents and business owners understand TOD and envision future Bus Rapid Transit stations along the corridor. 

Contact Information

If you have questions or comments, e-mail the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project at

If you have questions for the Westchester County Department of Planning, contact Ed Buroughs at