DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Legislator MaryJane Shimsky, D-Hastings-on-Hudson, chair of the legislature’s infrastructure committee, announced that the county has approved the transfer of ownership of a county-owned shuttle-type bus to the village of Dobbs Ferry.
Until now, the bus has been used by the county’s Pararansit system. Westchester County periodically holds lotteries offering surplus or obsolete paratransit/shuttle-type buses to Westchester County municipalities, including cities, towns, villages, boards of cooperative educational services, fire districts and school districts. The recipient – in this case the village of Dobbs Ferry – is required to use the vehicle in conjunction with various local or regional programs that benefit Westchester County residents. “This is a perfect example of how regional government and shared services help Westchester residents while saving tax dollars,” said Shimsky. “I am really happy to see Dobbs Ferry receive this vehicle. I know Mayor Connett and the village board will make sure it’s put to good use.” According to Shimsky, this vital County program has benefited numerous Westchester Communities over the years.
“It provides a valuable asset to the municipality that may not otherwise be able to afford a new vehicle, and most importantly, it provides transportation to the people who need it,” said Shimsky.
Dobbs Ferry Mayor Hartley Connett expressed thanks for the support of the county legislature. "The village of Dobbs Ferry is grateful for the support from the county legislature and MaryJane Shimsky for the paratransit bus to help enhance the village’s public transportation service," said Connett.
"I agree with Legislator Shimsky that this is a good example of how the county and our neighboring villages are all working together to promote shared services and to save tax payer dollars."