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Revision as of 04:57, 28 November 2020

Headquarters 700 Commercial Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530
Area served Nassau County, NY
Queens, NY
Suffolk County, NY
Founded January 1, 2012 (from MTA Long Island Bus)
Fleet size 286 (fixed route)
~102 (demand response)
Number of routes 37
Ridership 27,535,454 (2015, annual)[1]
Operator Transdev
Union TWU Local 252
Website nicebus.com
Facebook @theNICEbus
Instagram @thenicebus
Twitter @theNICEbus

Nassau Inter-County Express, or NICE, is the public transit system primarily serving Nassau County. It was founded in 1973 as the Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority, but ceased use of this name in 1995. It was a public transit division owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and was known as MTA Long Island Bus until January 1, 2012. Operations were handed over to Transdev (formerly Veolia Transportation), who successfully bid for the five-year contract September 2010.[2] The controversial contract was approved by the Nassau County Legislature on December 12, 2011.[3]



Routes

Maps & Schedules

Nassau Inter-County Express Routes

Fares

Current

Facilities

Senator Norman J. Levy Transit Facility/Headquarters

Fleet

Current Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1700-1799 Nassau Inter-County Express 1753-a.jpg 2008-2009 OBI Orion VII NG CNG
(07.501)
Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Ex-MTA Long Island Bus 1700-1799.
  • Prior to the NICE Bus takeover, these were the first Long Island Bus units to feature the standard MTA paint scheme, reflecting LIB's integration with MTA Regional Bus operations.
1800-1839 Nassau Inter-County Express 1816-a.jpg 2010-2011 OBI Orion VII NG CNG
(07.501)
Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Ex-MTA Long Island Bus 1800-1839.
  • Pilot bus 1800 delivered in November 2010 under MTA operations.
1840-1884 Nassau Inter-County Express 1846-a.jpg 2012 Orion Orion VII EPA10 CNG
(07.501)
Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
1885-1936 Nassau Inter-County Express 1897-a.jpg 2015 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Base order of 52 buses.[4][5]
  • Includes 5 option orders, totalling up to 58 buses:
    • Option 1 for 21 buses.
    • Options 2-4 for 10 buses each.
    • Option 5 for 7 buses.
  • Delivery started in late September 2015 and entered service in November 2015.
1937-1964 Nassau Inter-County Express 1964-a.jpg 2016 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R Exercised options following the firm order of buses 1885-1936.
1965-1969 Nassau Inter-County Express 1965-a.jpg 2016 NFI XN60 Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B500R
  • Features include onboard Wi-Fi and USB charging ports.[6]
  • Entered service on April 10, 2017 and only operates on route n6.
1970-1979 2020 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport L9N Allison B400R Delivered in December 2019, but are 2020 model buses
2290-2297 Nassau Inter-County Express 2295-a.jpg 2015-2016 Chevrolet/
ARBOC
Express 4500/
Spirit of Mobility
GM 6.6L Duramax V8 GM Hydra-Matic 6L90 Used on the Elmont FLEXI and the Mercy Medical Community Shuttle.

Preserved

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
9117 1973 GMC S8H-5304A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
  • Originally Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority 117.
  • Later converted and used as a mobile command center.

Retired Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1000-1020 Nassau Inter-County Express 1007-a.jpg 2002 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R6 Ex-Foothill Transit F1200-series; leased in late 2014.
1021-1022 Nassau Inter-County Express 1021-b.jpg 2003 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R6 Ex-Foothill Transit F1311-F1312; leased in late 2014.
1526-1632 Nassau Inter-County Express 1618-a.jpg 2000-2002 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R Ex-MTA Long Island Bus 1526-1632.
1633-1635
1637-1699
Nassau Inter-County Express 1671-a.jpg 2003-2004 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R
1636 Nassau Inter-County Express 1671-a.jpg 2004 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.501)
John Deere 6081H Allison B400R Ex-MTA Long Island Bus 1636.

To view the older bus fleets that formerly operated in Nassau County prior to the NICE Bus takeover, please see the MTA retired bus fleet page.

References

  1. Transit Profiles: 2015 Top 50 Summary (pg. 25), National Transit Database. Retrieved on May 16, 2017.
  2. Veolia Selected by Nassau County for LI Bus. (Press release). Veolia Transportation. 10 June 2011. Retrieved on 2011-10-08
  3. Nassau Approves Veolia Bus Contract. Long Island Press (Syosset). Retrieved on 2011-12-13
  4. Purchase of Heavy-Duty 40 Foot CNG Low Floor Transit Buses, nicebus.com, retrieved on December 6, 2014
  5. Nassau Intercounty Express Awards New Flyer a Contract For Up To 110 Xcelsior® Buses, New Flyer Industries. Dated on February 26, 2015, re-retrieved on September 24, 2016.
  6. NICE to roll out first articulated double buses in April, Newsday. Dated and retrieved on February 17, 2017.