Parking and Transportation:
Parking in downtown Ossining
The Village has approximately 600 on-street or off-street parking municipal parking spaces in the downtown area. All municipal spots are either metered, timed, or are permit spots. Metered spaces are 75 cents an hour Monday – Saturday from 8:00 am – 6:00pm and located on the meter is a button for 10 free minutes for those quick shopping trips. The 2015 tag parking permit fees for day use are $200 per year and $50 per year for overnight use.
Parking by the Train Station
There are about 80 metered parking spots owned by Metro-North and 450 permit spots owned by the Village of Ossining. During the weekends parking is free at the permit spots. Parking permits cost $400 per year for Village residents, $520 per year for Town residents, and $1,000 per year for non-residents of the Village and Town of Ossining.
The Village of Ossining is home to many forms of public transportation that connects people not only to New York City and municipalities throughout Westchester County but allows for relatively easy connection to Rockland County and the Amtrak regional rail system.
The Metro-North railroad of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) runs along the Hudson River and makes two stops servicing Villagers: one at Ossining Station in the center of the Village from north to south; and the other at Scarborough Station, 1.5 miles to the south at the border of Briarcliff Manor.
Train service to and from Ossining station is available on both express and local train routes. The commuter rail provides direct train service between Ossining and other Hudson River towns, as well as New York City (42 minutes away via express train). Trains to and from Grand Central Station arrive stop at Ossining Train Station approximately every half-hour.
Additionally, there is a connection to Amtrak at Metro-North’s Croton-Harmon Station just one stop to the north.
The Village also has a ferry service run by the MTA that delivers people to and from Haverstraw and it operates from a dock located adjacent to the Ossining station. Begun in September 2000, the ferry carries approximately 500 passengers per day between Haverstraw in Rockland County and Ossining. There are fifteen daily connections timed to meet the peak direction express trains to and from New York City.
The Bee-Line Bus Service is operated by the Westchester County Department of Transportation, which operates four bus lines through Ossining. Of these, two bus lines originate/end at the Ossining Station. All four connect at Spring Street and Waller Avenue, which offers a covered, but not enclosed shelter for passengers to wait for buses Downtown. Bus coverage in the Ossining area includes:
• Route 11: White Plains-Ossining-Croton (Limited) along Route 9, which runs express between White Plains and Croton-on-Harmon, with stops in Ossining.
• Route 13: Ossining-Tarrytown-Port Chester, which runs from the Ossining Train Station south along Route 9, east to White Plains, ending in Port Chester.
• Route 14: Peekskill-Yorktown-White Plains, which travels east along Croton Avenue, then south along Pleasantville Road and Route 9A, and ending in White Plains.
• Route 19: Ossining-Katonah, which travels west from the Ossining Train Station along Pleasantville Road to Route 117, then into Mount Kisco and Bedford Hills, ending at the Katonah Train Station.
The Village of Ossining has numerous taxi companies. First passenger from any point within the Village of Ossining to any point within the Village of Ossining is $4.75. Each additional passenger originating and going to the same point is an additional $1.00