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Let's Go! A Multi-Year Transit Vision for Nassau County

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:01 pm    Post subject: Let's Go! A Multi-Year Transit Vision for Nassau County Reply with quote

Link to the full PDF:


nicebus.com/NICE/media/assets/Let-s-Go-V2-Final-July-2018-(002).pdf


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Additional Express Service

Along with frequency, fast travel times are essential. The need for faster, direct bus service continues to grow. As Nassau County adds jobs, more residents will look for ways to commute as efficiently as possible. Express service would provide faster trips between transit centers, employment hubs, colleges, hospitals, shopping, and entertainment centers. By limiting the number of stops and leveraging technology such as signal prioritization, express buses can reduce trip times by up to 20%. Quicker travel alternatives will help Nassau County to continue to move forward. While there is still a great need for local service, express service provides a faster and smoother trip for customers making longer trips. Express service would run every 5 10 minutes during peak periods and every 15- 20 minutes during off-peak times. Currently, only the N6 & N4 feature express service. NICE would hope to add new express service on to the N16, N22, N20 & N24. NICE would also propose to add new express service on Saturday and Sunday.





Shown on the proposed map:

n4X: Freeport-Jamaica

n6X: Hempstead-Jamaica

n20X: Hicksville-Flushing

n22X: Hicksville-Jamaica

n24X: Hicksville-Jamaica



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Manhattan Direct Express (MDX)

Nassau is the only Metro area bus system that does not directly serve Manhattan. During the time of increased reliability issues with LIRR and additional auto traffic heading into the city, NICE would support commuters with high-speed, direct service to midtown, near Grand Central Terminal. A train trip from Nassau County to downtown Manhattan means transferring at Penn Station to one or more subway lines. NICE would hope to provide direct service to downtown near Wall Street sometime in the future. Manhattan Direct would use coach service - a different kind of bus, unlike other traditional intra-county services. Trips would start at strategically-placed park & ride lots in Levittown, Hicksville, and Mineola. After making a few more local stops, buses could use the Long Island Expressway HOV lane to Manhattan. A premium fare would be charged above traditional bus fare but below train fare. Manhattan Direct Service would be fed by local bus routes and community shuttles. Coaches would have padded seats, Wi-Fi, & charging stations. Seats can be reserved via a smartphone app.




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MDX: Hicksville, Roslyn & Great Neck to Grand Central and Wall Street

MDX: Levittown to Grand Central and Wall Street

MDX: Mineola to Grand Central and Wall Street

MDX: Belmont to Grand Central and Wall Street [url][/url]
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have wondered for years why there weren't any of these expresses from Nassau to Manhattan. You can of course go from eastern Queens, and from parts of Suffolk, but nothing from Nassau, unless you would count the few Greyhound trips from Hempstead, that are geared toward long distance connections, and not commuter's.

I believe the biggest detriment would be auto traffic, and it would not be competitive from places like Hicksville that offer good LIRR service, but if they put some park and rides at some major LIE exits, those might offer a good market...
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