New York State Department of Transportation

05/26/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/26/2023 09:14

Free Weekend Shuttle Bus For Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Path Begins May 27

Contact: Heather Pillsworth, (845) 431-7911
Release Date: May 26, 2023

Free Weekend Shuttle Bus For Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Path Begins May 27

Hudson Link Buses Transports Thousands of Visitors to Popular Shared Use Path

New York Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez today announced that Hudson Link's free shuttle bus, servicing the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge shared use path, will restart service each weekend beginning Saturday, May 27 through Sunday, October 29. This shuttle service will again support one of the longest shared use paths in the country, providing unparalleled service to pedestrians and bicyclists.

"May is National Bicycle Safety Month and it is the perfect time to experience the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge's shared used path, which is one of New York State's spectacular attractions and is a great way for residents and tourists to explore the beauty of the Hudson Valley," Commissioner Dominguez said. "We are proud to support the no cost shuttle service for the shared use path, which gives walkers and bicyclists easy access to this unique crossing over the majestic Hudson River - allowing for great views of the Hudson as well as the bridge - it's a great outing!"

The shuttle buses will run every 20 minutes between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on weekends and allow easy access to the landings on both sides of the recreational path. Additional dates added for 2023 include Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. The shuttle serves four stops and travels both eastbound and westbound to support usage of the shared use path.

The four stops include:

  • Path's Rockland County landing in South Nyack
  • Palisades Center - Lot J
  • Path's Westchester County landing in Tarrytown
  • Tarrytown train station

Thruway Authority Interim Executive Director Frank G. Hoare said, "For the fourth year in a row, visitors will be able to catch free weekend bus shuttles in Rockland or Westchester directly to the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge shared use path. The shuttle offers pedestrians and cyclists an easy way to access both landings of the path and explore the charming villages near the bridge on both sides of the Hudson River. We thank our partners at the state Department of Transportation for their ongoing support."

If the primary landing parking lots on each side are full, visitors can find additional parking in Westchester at the Tarrytown Train Station and in Rockland at Palisades Center - Lot J. Visitors can also take the Metro-North Hudson Line to Tarrytown. The path's parking lots feature a four-hour time limit and fill up quickly on weekends. Visitors are strongly encouraged to check the bridge's Twitter account (@GMMCB) for updates on parking lot status and weather conditions. More information about the path is also available on the bridge's website,

The Rockland Landing is located at 1200 Route 9W in South Nyack, at Interchange 10 of the New York State Thruway. The path is accessible to local residents and cyclists via a spur that also connects to the Esposito Trail, local sidewalks and State Bicycle Route 9. The Westchester Landing is located at 333 South Broadway in Tarrytown. A side path extends south along State Route 9 (South Broadway), providing direct off-street access to historic Lyndhurst and the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, as well as connectivity to the Empire State Trail.

Every Hudson Link bus has a bike rack that can accommodate three adult-sized bicycles and follows ADA accessibility guidelines. After a fun-filled day on the path, the shuttle bus takes visitors back to their cars or the train station.

At 3.6 miles, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge features one of the longest shared use paths in the United States. Located on the northern side of the bridge's westbound span, cyclists and pedestrians encounter six scenic overlooks, interpretive signage, and works of public art as they cross the Hudson River. Food, restrooms, and other amenities are available at landings in Westchester and Rockland counties.

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said, "I am thrilled to see the Hudson Link Free Shuttle to the Path is back just in time for the Memorial Day weekend! I'm always happy when our investment in transportation yields bold initiatives. The free shuttle is a convenient and accessible way for residents of Westchester and Rockland Counties to enjoy the path and all of its wonderful offerings. I want to thank Commissioner Dominguez for bringing back the free weekend shuttle and I encourage residents and visitors alike to take advantage of this service to take in the beautiful scenery and all the amenities at each stop along the way."

Senator William Weber said, "The free shuttle bus option will attract more residents and tourists to utilize this shared-use path and enjoy the beautiful views of the Hudson River. For many, walking or cycling one way is much more attainable than going over seven miles roundtrip."

Assemblymember John W. McGowan said, "The scenic trails and routes in the Hudson Valley are some of the best anywhere for pedestrians and cyclists. This program is a tremendous service to residents and those visiting the Hudson Valley. I thank Commissioner Dominguez for implementing this service and hope many will enjoy and experience the beauty that Rockland and the Hudson River offer."

Assemblymember MaryJane Shimsky said, "The Hudson Link's free weekend shuttle - with two stops in Tarrytown, one in South Nyack, and another at the Palisades Center - is a wonderful amenity for our residents and visitors alike. Not only that, it should help to reduce traffic over the Hudson River and reduce automobile emissions to boot. I thank the DOT for restarting this service and encourage everyone to make use of the shuttle between now and its ending date of October 29th."

Assemblymember Kenneth Zebrowski said, "The free shuttle service provided by DOT over the summer weekends has been tremendously successful since it began. With the start of summer here, the shuttle allows New Yorkers better access to the great recreational activities available on both sides of the bridge and connects our communities. Thank you to Governor Hochul and Commissioner Dominguez for continuing their commitment to this service."

Hudson Link Assistant General Manager Marjorie Chin said, "Hudson Link is proud to enter our 4th year of the free shuttle, servicing the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge path. Over the past years, many thousands of residents and visitors alike have enjoyed walking and biking along the path and visiting the beautiful Lower Hudson Valley villages of Tarrytown and Nyack. We are sure that 2023 will be a wonderful year to re-connect with family and friends while enjoying the outdoors, complemented by the comfort and convenience of riding the Hudson Link."

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Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual's driver license.

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