B.E.A.T Program - Be Educated About Transit

On, Tuesday, March 7th the students at St. Matthew’s attended a workshop given by Anna Masopust from the Westchester County Office for People with Disabilities and Mary Ellen Burns from Westchester County Department Of Transportation/Department of Public Works. They spoke to the students about the B.E.A.T. Program.  (Be Educated About Transit) The B.E.A.T. program is a free program offered through Westchester County.  It teaches the students how to use the Bee-Line Bus System.  During the workshop the students viewed a slideshow presentation and participated in interactive activities.  The students were given the opportunity to ask and answer questions from the presenters.  The students were interested and involved during the workshop.

The objectives of the programs are:

  • To teach safety rules related to public buses
  • To reinforce safe behavior on buses
  • To familiarize students with the Bee Line bus system
  • To teach students how to get on and off the bus, determine which bus to take, how to read a schedule, and how to interpret a map
  • To introduce mass transit to students
  • To familiarize children with vocabulary related to transit

The students were excited to learn about the buses. St. Matthew’s will have some students participating in the 8 week program that is offered by B.E.A.T. this Spring.


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