Transport of Rockland

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Transport of Rockland
Transport of Rockland logo.svg
Transport of Rockland Gillig BRT hybrid.jpg
RC229 picks up Route 94 customers in Spring Valley, due north to Helen Hayes Hospital.
Slogan We Keep Rockland Rolling
Parent Rockland County Department of Public Transportation
Headquarters Yeager Health Center, Bldg. T
Pomona, New York 10970
Locale Rockland County, New York
Service type Local bus transit
Fleet 71
Operator Brega Transport Corporation
Chief executive

Thomas B. Vanderbeek, P.E.

Commissioner
Website Transport of Rockland

The Transport of Rockland (TOR) is the bus system for Rockland County, New York, providing service along major routes in Rockland County, as well as connections to Clarkstown Mini Trans in Clarkstown, Spring Valley Jitney in Spring Valley, the Bee-Line Bus System in Westchester as well as connections to Rockland Coaches and Short Line Bus routes providing commuter and local service to Northern New Jersey and New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal, George Washington Bridge Bus Station, 5th Avenue, and Long Island. Annual ridership in 2008 was 3,862,232.[1]

Service area[edit]

TOR serves an area of 176 square miles (460 km2) with a population of 286,753. Operations of fixed-route service is provided by Brega Transport Corporation of Congers, NY as of November 3, 2013. The previous contractor was Rockland Transit Corporation for routes within Rockland County, and Hudson Transit Corporation for the TappanZee Express.

TOR provides service primarily along county and state highway corridors in Rockland County, along with shuttle routes servicing the Town of Ramapo and an express route between Spring Valley, Palisades Center in West Nyack, Nyack, and Westchester County to connect with Metro-North trains to Manhattan. In the Town of Clarkstown and Village of Spring Valley, there are other minibus services provided by those towns that supplement TOR service.

SuperSaver tickets are available for $11 and are valid for 5 Tappan ZEExpress trips or 10 local trips.

Fare[edit]

The standard one-way fare for Transport of Rockland (except the Tappan ZEExpress), Clarkstown Mini Trans, and Spring Valley Jitney) fixed-route services is $2.00, and $3.00 for Tappan ZEExpress service. Transfers cost 50 cents. Fares on Clarkstown Mini Trans and Spring Valley Jitney are $1.50 with transfers at 30 cents.

TOR transfers are valid on other TOR buses, Spring Valley Jitney vans, Tappan ZEExpress buses, and Clarkstown Mini Trans vans. Tappan ZEExpress transfers, in addition to validity on these service, are also valid for a connecting Bee-Line bus or the CT Transit Stamford I-Bus to Greenwich, CT, and Stamford, CT.

Paratransit[edit]

The County of Rockland also operates Transportation Resources Intra-County for Physically Handicapped and Senior Citizens (T.R.I.P.S.), the ADA-mandated curbside-to-curbside para-transit bus service for Rockland County residents who are physically or mentally challenged. In addition, senior citizens over the age of 60 who find it difficult or impossible to use fixed-route bus service can also use this service.

Routes[edit]

The Transport of Rockland provides service along twelve routes. All service is accessible to customers with mobility impairments except for Tappan ZEExpress service provided using Coach USA Short Line buses, which is noted in the Tappan ZEExpress schedule.[2]

The full route is shown except for branching.

Route Terminals Major streets Notes
59 Suffern
Lafayette Avenue and Chestnut Street
Nyack
Artopee Way
NY 59
West Nyack Road
91 Spring Valley Bus Terminal Nyack
Cedar and Main Streets
North Main Street
New Hempstead Road
Ramapo Road
US 9W
NY 303
Nyack Turnpike
  • Service operates via Haverstraw.
  • Some weekday and Saturday trips operate via New City, the Yeager Center, and Helen Hayes Hospital.
    • Weekday and Saturday trips that does not serve New City are marked as "Spring Valley Direct" or "Haverstraw Direct".
  • No Sunday service between Palisades Center and Nyack, or to New City, the Yeager Center, or Helen Hayes Hospital.
92 Spring Valley Bus Terminal Palisades Center Red Schoolhouse Road
Orangeburg Road
NY 303
Nyack Turnpike
  • Service to Sparkill is provided weekday middays and on all day weekends only. .
  • No rush-hour service to Palisades Center; use the #97 running along Route 303.
  • No midday or weekend service to Nyack, service terminates at Palisades Center.
  • One AM trip operates via Crooked Hill Road.
Nyack
Cedar and Main Streets
93 Pearl River
Middletown Road and East Central Avenue
Sloatsburg
Washington Avenue and Seven Lakes Parkway
Middletown Road
Viola Road
Eckerson Road
Orange Turnpike
94 Spring Valley Bus Terminal Tomkins Cove
Elm Avenue
Maple Avenue
Forshay Road
Pomona Road
Thiells-Mount Ivy Road
Filors Lane
Routes 9W/202
  • No Sunday service.
  • Limited service between Helen Hayes Hospital and Tomkins Cove.
95 Rockland Community College Haverstraw
Broadway and New Main Street
Ramapo Road
Grandview Avenue
  • Weekday service only.
97 Stony Point
South Liberty Drive and Lowland Hill Road
Tappan
NY 303 and Oak Tree Road
Liberty Drive (9W)
NY 303
  • Weekday rush-hour service only.
  • Service between Haverstraw and Palisades Center also provided by the 91.
Loop 1 Monsey
Shoppers' Haven
Route 306
Suzanne Drive
Elish Parkway
Park Lane
Central Avenue
Robert Pitt Drive
  • No Saturday service (there is Sunday service).
  • All service operates via Atrium Plaza in Spring Valley.
Loop 2 Monsey
Shoppers' Haven
Route 306
Blauvelt Road
Yale Drive
Dr. Frank Road
Francis Place
Maple Avenue
Church Street
Monsey Boulevard
Robert Pitt Drive
  • No Saturday service (there is Sunday service).
  • All service operates via Atrium Plaza in Spring Valley.
Loop 3 Suffern
Lafayette Avenue and Orange Avenue
Spring Valley Bus Terminal NY 59
College Road
Old Nyack Turnpike
TAPPAN ZEExpress
Spring Valley Bus Terminal Galleria at White Plains New York State Thruway
Nyack Turnpike
  • No Sunday service.
  • Some weekday trips are operated using Coach USA-owned buses. These trips require 48-hour advance notice for ADA-accessible service by contacting Short Line Bus directly; these runs are marked in the Tappan ZEExpress schedule as C-USA trips.
  • Electronic trip planning available on Google Maps, Microsoft Bing, and HopStop.
  • Connections to Metro-North at Spring Valley, Tarrytown, and White Plains.
  • Connection with express I-Bus to Stamford.
Suffern
Lafayette Avenue and Orange Avenue

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