While lawmakers are working on a budget solution to avoid cuts, NICE Bus plans to eliminate 10 lines and make reductions to service on four others in early April. The map shows all the lines as they exist now, color-coded depending on the plan for each.
- Service reduced
NICE plans to eliminate its Freeport, Hicksville-Wantagh and Rockville Centre community shuttles, introduced last year to restore service in communities that lost routes in a 2016 round of cuts, as well as the N19, which runs between Freeport and Massapequa; the N36 between Lynbrook and Freeport; the N45 between Bellmore and Roosevelt Field; the N47 between Hempstead and Bellmore; the N51 between Roosevelt Field and Merrick; the N57 Great Neck loop; and the N78/79 between Hicksville and Plainview.
NICE would also make major reductions to the newly created Elmont Flexi, which serves Elmont, Valley Stream and Franklin Square; the N27 between Roslyn and Glen Cove; the N70/71/72, between Hempstead and Babylon; and the N80/81 between Hicksville and Massapequa.
Map by Tim Healy and Matt Clark