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Old 07-31-2011, 05:28 AM
 
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My son is a student at Yonkers high school and he's been taking the school bus to school for the past two years without a problem. Thier will be no busing for him this upcoming school year due to the cuts. I'd like to know how other families plan to deal with this. Does anyone know the best public bus routes to Yonkers high school? We live on central ave. Thank you for your input.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:40 PM
 
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My son is a student at Yonkers high school and he's been taking the school bus to school for the past two years without a problem. Thier will be no busing for him this upcoming school year due to the cuts. I'd like to know how other families plan to deal with this. Does anyone know the best public bus routes to Yonkers high school? We live on central ave. Thank you for your input.
I don't know what the situation is with the buses, but here is a Westchester Bus Map: http://transportation.westchestergov.com/images/stories/pdfs/beelinesystemmap.pdf (broken link)

I typed in "Yonkers High School" and Google Maps said that it is at 150 Rockland Avenue. If that is the case, the closest bus would be the #32 bus on Rumsey Road.

Google Maps also says that the school is about a 10 minute walk from the #4 bus at McClean Avenue/Park Hill Avenue.

Depending on where on Central Avenue you live, you can take a crosstown (east-west) bus to Getty Square and then take the #32. Alternatively, you can take the #20 or #21 down to McClean Avenue and then take the #4 bus to McClean Avenue/Park Hill Avenue.

Here is the #4 schedule (it is pretty frequent): http://transportation.westchestergov.com/images/stories/Schedules/rte_4_timetable.pdf (broken link)

Here is the #20/21 schedule (also pretty frequent)http://transportation.westchestergov..._timetable.pdf

And finally, here is the #32 schedule (it is pretty infrequent) http://transportation.westchestergov..._timetable.pdf

So I think the #20/21 to the #4 is the best option.

When you use a MetroCard, the fare is $2.25, with one free transfer. I'm pretty sure they have some sort of discounted student pass up there, but you'll have to check.

Personally, I think it's ridiculous that you should have to give up school bus service and pay for public transportation. They should at least have it like here in NYC: The students get a free Student MetroCard good for 3 rides per day.

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Old 08-03-2011, 05:19 AM
 
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Thank you for your reply, it will be tremendously helpful.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:55 PM
 
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No problem. Like I said, I hope they keep the school buses around, but if they don't, at least you know how to get your child to school.

I found a website for a school bus company in Yonkers. Maybe you can contact them to see if you can arrange transportation for your child: allcountybus.com

I found this article that mentions children getting Student MetroCards in Westchester (see the picture of the kid at the top holding a green Student MetroCard): MetroCards make it easier to get around Westchester | The Journal News | LoHud.com

I would assume that it is the same as in NYC: If your child lives over 1.5 miles from school, he gets a full-fare MetroCard (he gets on the buses for free) good for 3 rides per day. Ask your child's school if they give out Student MetroCards.

On a side note, if they don't give out Student MetroCards, you can get a monthly pass for $104, and use it on all of the buses in Westchester, as well as NYC (you can use it on the subways as well). Paying per ride is about $84 per month, so for an extra $20, he can ride as much as he wants/needs (assuming they don't give free Student MetroCards)
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