by Dave Zornow
Nyack, August 6 — If you are going into the city today, Rockland County has 16 ways to make your commute a little bit easier.
For the first time in the 28 year history of the Rockland County Department of Transportation, Sunday service is now available on the Tappan Zee Express (TZx) bus, connecting west of the Hudson residents to the Metro North stations in Tarrytown and White Plains as well as other stops in Westchester. It’s also good news for car-less city folk who want to spend the day in Nyack and Rockland and previously didn’t have Sunday cross-river bus service.
Nyack News And Views has updated our tzxBus.com online bus/train application to include the expanded Sunday service. Saturday riders take note: there’s an expanded service on both Sundays AND Saturdays with new arrival and departure times.
Rockland residents can thank the MTA for adding Sundays to the Tappan Zee Express. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is funding the cost for the service expansion. The expanded service includes a revised Saturday schedule with eight new and two extended trips for a total of 32 trips. Sundays on the TZx offer the same number of routes as Saturday service.
So Long, TZx. Hello, LHTL.
Sadly, the new and improved Tappan Zee Express will be short lived. Although cross-Hudson riders will continue to see mass transit improvements, TZx service will be replaced the LHTL in 2018 after the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge opens.
The Lower Hudson Transit Link, a new bus service that will be run by an operator hired by the New York State Dept of Transportation, will offer new buses, free WiFi and next-bus arrival countdown clocks and new bus shelters. An Intelligent Traffic System will improve travel times by holding green lights when LHTL buses approach each intersection.
Tappan Zee Express buses are scheduled to sync up with Metro North Trains in Tarrytown. TZx weekday service includes 38 eastbound trips and 37 westbound trips, operating between the hours of 4:47a and 1:30a. TZx commuters can travel express during the AM peak from the Palisades Center Park & Ride to Tarrytown in 20 to 30 minutes.
- tzxBus.com — Customized routes showing only your bus stop and your destination, a service of Nyack News And Views.
- PDF schedules from the Rockland County Tappan Zee Express (TZx) bus page
- Metro North Train schedule
- Sunday Service for Rockland’s TZx Buses Begins in August, Rockland County Dept of Transportation 7/31/2017