Every major highway in Westchester has been completely reconstructed over the last 10 years at a cost of more than $1 billion. There are three interstate highways serving Westchester County, which provide easy access to New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut. JFK International, LaGuardia and Newark airports are within a one-hour drive.
The Westchester County Department of Transportation (WCDOT) offers businesses individualized transit assistance and tax incentives, including:
- The "Smart Commute" Program: WCDOT works with employers to provide employees with additional transit options to the daily drive.
The "Commute N Save" Program: WCDOT provides tax incentives for employers and employees who use public transportation.
- MetroPool: MetroPool provides free commuter services to employers and commuters with the support of the Connecticut and New York Departments of Transportation. MetroPool currently administers programs for close to 300 companies. For commuters, there are several benefits to participating in a MetroPool program.
Westchester County's fully modernized highway network is one of the best in the nation. From central Westchester County it is about a half an hour or less to midtown Manhattan, to northern New Jersey or Long Island and to southwestern Connecticut.
The Westchester County Airport's new and modern passenger terminal offers business travelers access to around 32,000 commercial flights a year. The airport's major carriers include American, Continental, Northwest, United, USAir, JetBlue and AirTran.
The county is served by one of the finest commuter rail systems in the world, the Metro-North Commuter Railroad, operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has 3 separate lines to serve commuters. There are 44 stations throughout the County, providing extensive, on-time rail service for more than 100,000 daily commuters with access to Grand Central Terminal in an hour or less.
Amtrak provides long-distance passenger service and links Westchester County to cities throughout the Northeast corridor and across the US and Canada.
The county's award-winning Bee-Line Bus System operates 300 buses daily on more than 50 routes. Direct linkages with frequent service are available from Putnam, Rockland, Orange, and Dutchess Counties in New York and from neighboring Fairfield County, Connecticut, including Greenwich and Stamford. Express bus services also link Westchester County with the Bronx and Manhattan.
For more information, please visit the Bee-Line website.