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  1. I found one for their low ridership routes. It begins at Pg. 126 https://www.nicebus.com/NICE/media/assets/NICE-Title-VI-Large-Program-Executed-2019.pdf
  2. Q5 is used more by people coming from points west trying to get to Green Acres. It's also used by n4 riders using it as an alternative to the n1 when it doesn't show up. The n4 would get more usage on Merrick if it wasn't pushed back to the far end of the bays by 150th/Archer.
  3. There's no difference between the Q25/34/65. You can use one or the other between Jamaica-Flushing and not notice anything unusual. Q65 is used more by people who live by the Flushing Hospital Q25/34 is used more by people who live off Kissena and using it if they're not cramming themselves on the Q17.
  4. n1: Heavy usage on Central from Stuart to Valley Stream Rail Road Station, Light on Elmont Road during off peak hours. Elmont Flexi: Gets more usage on Meacham Ave, with Rockaway Ave at Merrick and Green Acres being most used stops
  5. I think there's high demand for the n1 to Jamaica, but it's still the invisible route along Elmont Road. Also noticing high usage on Sunday Mornings.
  6. I honestly think the Q85. I've been noticing a lot of 111s to Farmers leaving with 113/114s even though Rosedale-Jamaica thru Brewer and 147th is faster than that same trip going thru Conduit, Springfield, Merrick. Always liked 147th/Brewer as my go to route. But the fam likes doing Rockaway/Sutphin because it's even faster to Jamaica.
  7. I honestly think the 85s to Rosedale will be moved to 147th while Limiteds/Green Acres Trips handle the Conduits. I personally feel that those Green Acres Patrons are holding out hope that NICE somehow serves the mall since the n1 running between Elmont and Hewlett looks too "frequent" in comparison to the 5s and 85s laying over at the Ring Road. As for the Q27s, I've tried it before and there's usually enough gap in service past Hempstead Avenue that's possible to just go to mcDonalds, eat, and come back just in time for the bus to arrive at the stop. Really, the only people who use it at Cambria Heights are coming from Linden and Murdock.
  8. I see something similar happening on Grand Avenue in Baldwin as to improve road safety.
  9. The stop has been consolidated with the Q1/Q43 stand. That long line that usually wraps around 168th and Hillside are patrons waiting for the n1 and n6x
  10. Here are my thoughts. Q111-Most likely terminates at Rochdale Village and Farmers Blvd Q114-Sole Route Operating on 147th Avenue Q85-Green Acres-Farmers/137th Ave to Jamaica Route n1-Moved onto Mill Road and most likely terminating at Cedarhurst and Rocakway Turnpike, Finally taking it off those small streets in Valley Stream Q9-Finally gets moved into the Lefferts Air Train Station. Same goes with Q40.
  11. The only people who would use the Q27 going down to Laurelton are those who want access to the NICE buses at Merrick, Hempstead Avenue, Jamaica, and Hillside. The ones that are trying to head to Jamaica will just use the Q85 to Parsons-Archer for their one seat ride
  12. Yes, the human passenger counters operate out of Hempstead Transit Center 18,000 is an increase in ridership. Old CEO loved to brag about how the n6 got 14,000 riders.
  13. Q65-Keep it as is. I get to Jamaica from Flushing via 164th faster than the Q25. That long line at Roosvelt Ave is mostly for people wanting bubble Tea. Q27-Ridership usually tanks at Hempstead Ave for a connection to the n6. East of NY-24 is just people wanting to get into cambria heights because the 77 sucks and ends too early. Gotta separate the parents from the IS231 kids.
  14. They've been operating out of HTC, and Roosvelt Field at certain points. I also heard that the n6 is at 18000 riders due to the recent stop movements at Hillside/168th
  15. The fleet was recently changed to larger buses, and rerouted over to LIJ. The old circulator route didn't really serve any points of interest. It gets decent usage among HHAs in the area. Nassau Buses have been smooth enough that the HHAs are talking loud on the n35 about how they can't do the 3 buses to 1 destination for their client. Overheard two of them talking on the n35 to Baldwin on Sunday.
  16. NICE keeps a lot of the designations for internal purposes. The n22a still run as n22 to Roosevelt Field or n22 to Mineola Intermodal. The n40/41 is really the n40. NICE uses Clever Devices, they just change things up a bit every now and again.
  17. The old CEO eliminated the Superfluous routes when it became apparent that Manago wasn't going to pay for the buses, and PinePower stopped going to the events with and making written speeches.
  18. NICE adjusted the Flexi to service LIJ-Valley Stream and increased peak hour service, then purchased newer Minibuses. NICE eliminated most of their superfluous routes except for the Mercy Shuttle, Flexi, and n80. The n80 gets far too much usage among Amazon workers, and people working out of Bethpage to be cut.
  19. NICE consolidated the n40/n41 and n70/71/72 into one route. The n41 was Hempstead-Mineola via Bab. Turnpike, but now the n43 runs there. NICE timed the n40/41 and n43 to make connections at Roosevelt on Nassau Road before the split. The n40/41 had a combined 9K under LIB, but now 7k in NICE 72 was the Hempstead-Babylon route, now reduced to 110/Conklin during off peak hours and weekends. Interestingly, the n70/71/72 has a combined ridership of 4.8K
  20. Apparently the flexi gets 2k, 78/79 gets 1,200 k
  21. Oh god! NICE has been getting most of their recent ideas from you?
  22. The few times that I actually bother to go over to 165th to xfer over to another route for Jamaica LIRR, I always see the NICE routes (n6, n22, and n24) get some usage over there along with the Q6 and Q8. In fact, the n6 is the only route that gets some semblance of usage at 165th Street during overnight hours. The Q36 is pretty weird. I always see four of them on Hillside and none or one of them at Jamaica Avenue. I'm not buying the narrow street argument because I've been on a few n6x runs that use 205th Street to reach Hillside from Jamaica to save time, or use Springfield to reach Hempstead Ave from Hillside.
  23. I saw Yuki at the NICE Community Meetings. Apparently, he can't speak English and the board members all know him. On an unrelated note, the NICE CEO and board members are surprisingly cordial. I also saw Frederick Wells over there too. Apparently, they're in the same bus riders union. I saw Matt Kamper on the n54 heading to Hempstead in one of the meetings. He's surprisingly nice and well spoken. On another unrelated Note, Pine Power used to attend the meetings. He used to get his info from former LIB bus operators working for NICE. I think Veolia bus drivers hates his guts because he keeps filming them at Hicksville, RFM, and Mineola. The Veolia drivers are also tight lipped about how NICE operates to the passengers with n6 drivers being the exception. I think he lives somewhere around Mineola Intermodal in one of those apartments.
  24. That explains why I have been hearing so much about Patchogue turning itself around, and why things went so smoothly over there. Hempstead is doing the same thing and using its own planning, scrapping the Master Plan for downtown entirely.
  25. I feel like the a lot of city fleets would work better out in Nassau. Too bad Mitchel Field is an all CNG Depot because Nassau wants clean buses on their roads. Those Foothill Orion Vs may have look like junk, but they sure knew how to get people to their destination quickly. It's a shame that those CNG buses are useless once the tanks are expired.

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