Suzanne Samin | White Plains Daily Post

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach is satisfied with the Mass Transit Task Force’s recommendation to re-develop the White Plains Metro-North Station, he said in a statement.

The 31-person task force is recommending White Plains to study a multi-modal transportation center via a $1 million state grant, saying the facility could be a hub for public transit, according to a report by

The task force, which Roach was a part of, issued a 26-page executive summary, where it recommends “a new bus rapid transit (BRT) system that is simpler, faster and more reliable than what is provided today,” according to the report.

“At the very first meeting of Mass Transit Task Force, I voiced my concern that the future of mass transit for the region cannot be just about getting people onto trains and into Manhattan,” Roach said in the statement. {….}

The studies undertaken and evaluated by the Task Force showed that the majority of commutes happen within one’s county of residence or between Rockland and Westchester County, according to Roach.