Hudson Link’s free shuttle bus, servicing the shared use path, will restart weekend service 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.
“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," Thruway Authority Interim Executive Director Frank G. Hoare said. "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.”
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. The shuttle will also operate on 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:
• Near the Rockland Landing in South Nyack
• Palisades Center - Lot J
• Westchester Landing in Tarrytown
• Tarrytown train station
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.
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 both landings.
More than 500,000 people have visited the path since it opened in June 2020.
“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,” New York Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese 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!”
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 reconnect with family and friends while enjoying the outdoors, complemented by the comfort and convenience of riding the Hudson Link.”
The shuttle buses will run every 20 minutes between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on weekends. The shuttle will also run on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.