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Random Thoughts Thread - Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE)

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If it takes a bus literally half a day to get from Hempstead to Uniondale, NICE bus & Nassau County has bigger problems on its hands than I thought :lol:

Edited by B35 via Church

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3 hours ago, B35 via Church said:

If it takes a bus literally half a day to get from Hempstead to Uniondale, NICE bus & Nassau County has bigger problems on its hands than I thought :lol:

Which part are you referring to?

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6 hours ago, checkmatechamp13 said:

Which part are you referring to?

The same trip Axis is referring to.

It has an n48 trip leaving HTC at 11:58 PM... The next time point there is at Front/Uniondale, scheduled to arrive at 12:08 PM.... That's a 12hr, 10 minute difference.... LMAO!

Jokes aside, the error on the timetable is the navy blue shading on the 11:58 (which designates PM hours)....
It's supposed to designate that the trip in question leaves HTC at 11:58am.

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While that is one error, it's actually not even that. Apparently, that trip is somehow supposed to be both an n48 AND n49 simultaneously. None of the timepoints are blank on that 11:58 trip lol

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Yeah, the mistake I was thinking of was the one Axis caught. But yeah, with the way NICE normally has them drive the buses (with lots of "speed" as QJT used to say lol) they must be counting on the driver getting out and pushing the bus the whole way lol.

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I was looking at an MSBA map from '74 and I noticed a few things:
The old N3 followed the N6 to Hempstead after making the right from Franklin Avenue to Hempstead Turnpike.
There was an N36/37 that ran from Hempstead and served Long Beach Road in RVC, took DeMott Avenue to Baldwin and then took Grand Avenue to the N35's current terminus at Atlantic Avenue, then followed the former N36's routing all the way to Lynbrook.  How long ago was it rerouted to Freeport?
 

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NICE is having their Community Meetings at the Mitchel Field Depot on September 27th. This will mark the first presentation done by the new CEO.

https://www.nicebus.com/Passenger-Information/Community-Meetings

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19 hours ago, N6 Limited said:

What happened to Setzer?

He's working with NICE on a part-time basis. The new CEO has been in charge of NICE since August. Only Newsday bothered to report on the change.

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/mta-ceo-names-new-1.20338341

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Was in Hempstead Transit Center and patrons was openely smoking weed there in the middle of the PM Rush, wow lol. 

 

 

Edited by trainfan22

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That entire area of Hempstead around the Transit Center is an absolute rat's nest, and those are the kindest words I can use.  The MVMs inside are always broken, the bathrooms might as well be sewers themselves, there's no sense of security with the underpaid guards and non-existant HPD, and there aren't any good places to get a bite to eat around.  NICE's (lack of) quality service means you spend more time in that hellhole than you need to.

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6 hours ago, Joel Up Front said:

NICE's (lack of) quality service means you spend more time in that hellhole than you need to.

It's little surprise at this point considering Nassau County itself is incredibly car focused, most treat the bus like plague over there and care less if it's passengers get less. Sad since I do remember the bus service being quite a lot better over there than it is now, and Hempstead TS may have been better as well (though I never went there until lately).

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On 8/26/2018 at 8:18 PM, NY1635 said:

Who's bright idea was it to have the n1 and n6 share the same stand as the Q43 on Hillside Avenue and 168th Street?

Which direction?

 

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It not just NICE Bus makes mistake.

Some public colleges or beaches not accurate either.

 

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LIU

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NYIT

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SUNY Old Westbury

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Hofra University

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City of Glen Cove

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XD40 #1947 broken down by the 7-11 in Lynbrook, but there were only about 6 people on so I assume it was an N25 that broke down.  It's funny because I saw two N25s one behind the other up the road...

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So the N20G flies in Queens, they’re a drop-off only service. Is it really worth it to TransDev to operate such a service? They have all stops from Great Neck LIRR to Nassau border to accumulate passengers and then drive them all the way to Flushing. 

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8 hours ago, danielhg121 said:

So the N20G flies in Queens, they’re a drop-off only service. Is it really worth it to TransDev to operate such a service? They have all stops from Great Neck LIRR to Nassau border to accumulate passengers and then drive them all the way to Flushing. 

Haha, this reminds me of "Q12 to Great Neck" proposal that pops up every now and then.

 

 

Anyways, yes it's worth it as it's pretty well used.

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On 10/13/2018 at 3:04 PM, Joel Up Front said:

Saw 1677 on the n4 earlier this week.  I don't remember the Orion V's being THAT slow...

I think it's the HVAC that kills performance. I recall back in mid-September on a Jamaica-bound n4(1668), the operator was flying down the home stretch into Queens and within Queens, all with the HVAC broken down. However, the rest of the ride was incredibly sluggish with the HVAC, aside from the local traffic in Rock Centre and Freeport. Then going up the Sunrise Highway overpass, it struggled to hit 10...

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3 hours ago, Orion6025 said:

I think it's the HVAC that kills performance. I recall back in mid-September on a Jamaica-bound n4(1668), the operator was flying down the home stretch into Queens and within Queens, all with the HVAC broken down. However, the rest of the ride was incredibly sluggish with the HVAC, aside from the local traffic in Rock Centre and Freeport. Then going up the Sunrise Highway overpass, it struggled to hit 10...

Funny, NICE loves to brag about their maintenance on their Facebook page every other Monday. I can only guess the Orion V is on the road to replace one of the broken down Orion VIIs.  

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On 6/10/2018 at 6:59 PM, Ty24 said:

Nice Bus 17 ?? now sports a MetroPCS full wrap.  Saw it Friday deadheading to the depot.

A couple of the 1700s have those now, like 1722 and 1735. Tbh I like how they look

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The n1 got diverted off route yesterday afternoon due to a car crash on Elmont Road near Dutch Broadway. I'll never understand why motorists feel the need to speed around that stretch between Dutch Broadway and Hempstead Turnpike. 

http://longisland.news12.com/story/39394780/police-out-of-control-car-strikes-4-teens-in-elmont

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