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Nasty NICE cutbacks in southeast Nassau County, NY

 
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N4 Jamaica




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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:46 pm    Post subject: Nasty NICE cutbacks in southeast Nassau County, NY Reply with quote

NICE bus, Massapequa by sphoto33, on Flickr

Effective 1.17.2016, riders will lose service from Sunrise Mall to Hicksville, Wantagh to Hicksville, Bellmore to Hicksville, and Merrick to Roosevelt Field. Above is a sign near the Massapequa train station.[/img]

NICE bus, Massapequa by sphoto33, on Flickr

NICE bus, Massapequa by sphoto33, on Flickr
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N4 Jamaica




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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wantagh, NICE bus by sphoto33, on Flickr

Service on N73 and N74 (Wantagh to Hicksville) will be discontinued 1.17.2016.

Wantagh, NICE bus by sphoto33, on Flickr
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N4 Jamaica




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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bellmore, NICE route 50. by sphoto33, on Flickr

The Hicksville-Bellmore n50 will be eliminated on 1.17.2016. In this photo, it is seen southbound on Bedford Avenue. The Bellmore LIRR station is in the background.

Bellmore, NICE route n46 by sphoto33, on Flickr

Both the n46 and n50 lay over here on Merrick Road before beginning their trips north. The routes will be eliminated 1.17.2016. The Spiga Bakery offers coffee, pastries, and tables all day, but no rest room.
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N4 Jamaica




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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merrick, NICE bus by sphoto33, on Flickr

Merrick LIRR station is losing its only bus service, the N51 to Roosevelt Field.

Merrick, NICE bus by sphoto33, on Flickr

The southbound N51 uses Merrick Avenue all the way south to Merrick Road, where it turns east to loop north on Hewlett Avenue. Merrick, an unincorporated part of the Town of Hempstead, has a median household income of about $132,000. Attractive Merrick Avenue, a long north-south avenue, happens to carry heavy truck traffic between a garbage collection facility at 1600 Merrick Road and Covanta Energy at 600 Merchants Concourse, Westbury.

Merrick, NICE bus by sphoto33, on Flickr
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N4 Jamaica




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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICE N19 in Massapequa by sphoto33, on Flickr

NICE N19 in Massapequa by sphoto33, on Flickr

NICE N19 in Amityville by sphoto33, on Flickr

As of tomorrow, this portion of Merrick Road (Montauk Highway) in Suffolk County will be without bus service. In 1960, I rode Utility Bus Lines through here on its Freeport-Patchogue route. When the Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority was created, Suffolk Transit took over the segment east of Babylon. Now, Nassau County has decided that the east terminus will be Sunrise Mall. People in East Massapequa, Nassau County, will thereby also lose service.
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traildriver




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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not familiar with NICE...does it or the county determine routes and service?
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N4 Jamaica




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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Answering Traildriver, I'm uncertain whether Nassau County or NICE determines which routes are eliminated, which saved. The n80, the only north-south route in eastern Nassau County, runs on a 90-minute headway, three trips in the morning, three in the evening, one bus, nine miles. As it passed me, I noted two passengers on the southbound. At the Massapequa LIRR station, four awaited the northbound trip.

n80 in Massapequa by sphoto33, on Flickr
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