COUNTY EXECUTIVE SIGNS GAS SALES TAX CAP INTO LAW AND MAKES BEELINE BUSES FARE FREE.

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WPCNR COUNTY CLARION LEDGER. From the Westchester County Department of Communications. april 29, 2022:

Following his introduction of this legislation, Westchester County Executive George Latimer has signed into law a cap on the County’s collection of sales tax on gas purchases to $.12 per gallon, equal to the cost of the tax with gas at $3.00 per gallon.

In addition to this, Latimer has taken executive action to suspend the collection of Bee-Line Bus fees through the summer.

The gas tax cap will run from June 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022. Latimer’s directive on the County’s Bee-Line Bus fares did not require legislation. This suspension of fares will run during the Summer until a later date.

Latimer said: “These two actions, both the capping of our gas tax and suspension of Bee-Line Bus fees, are simple measures that can really add up for Westchester residents. No matter how you commute, saving money on your trips each day can make a big difference. I thank the Board of Legislators for their partnership on this important, and timely, legislation.”

(Editor’s Note: City of White Plains has not responded on whether they anticipate enacting the cap at Monday’s Common Council meeting or later in May.)

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