Officials waive Bee-Line bus fares in order to win back stranded commuters

For seven weeks commuters who relied on Bee-Line buses had to find alternative and sometimes expensive ways to get between the Bronx and Westchester. Now that the strike is over, those riders are getting a financial break. Westchester County officials announced Thursday that they will wave bus fares for all single rides and transfers until May 31. Anyone who has a bargain BXM4C book is advised to save those tickets to use starting in June. March 2005 passports will be honored in June, since riders only had a few days to use them before the strike. Riders who bought Unitickets and Supersavers can contact Metro-North Railroad to receive a partial reimbursement. Officials hope, in addition to making up for the hardships faced by Bee-Line riders, these free rides will encourage Bronx and Westchester residents to try the Bee-Line buses for the first time.

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