New n40/41 Headway Management Schedule
As of June 24th, NICE has completely reengineered and increased service on one of our most heavily used routes, the n40/41. Our new schedule now includes overnight service, enabling the n40/41 to run 24 hours a day, along with the n4 and n6. Additionally, we have transitioned away from daytime scheduled trips to an evenly spaced, frequency based service, known as Headway Management. The route is supervised by an on the ground team and technology to minimize bus gaps & bunching. The goal is to increase frequency and reliability by spacing bus pickups/drop offs evenly through-out the day.
Our Headway Management frequency is as follows:
5:00-9:00 am buses stop every 10 min.
9:00-2:30 pm buses stop every 15 min.
2:30-5:30 pm buses stop every 15 min.
The n40/41 reverts to a set schedule for nights, early mornings and weekends. For details visit n40/41 timetable.
This Headway Management project started in Spring with stop consolidations and simplified routing, which have also contributed to an overall faster trip for passengers. This new n40/41 service will become a model as we move forward to convert other routes to this type of frequency based scheduling.
Jones Beach Service
NICE is proud once again to offer daily service to Jones Beach from the Freeport LIRR Station. Service runs hourly Monday thru Friday and every 30 minutes on the weekends. Additionally, NICE is offering late night return service for both the Warped Tour and Billboard Hot 100 shows. For full schedule and service details visit the Jones Beach page.
Jones Beach features a host of family attractions including two swimming pools, a miniature golf course, and expansive beaches with a boardwalk. The park features 6.5 miles of ocean beaches for surf bathing, and a ½ mile bay beach for still water bathing. Jones Beach also is home to the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center, which offers educational tours and programs for all ages. For more information about Jones Beach State Park please go to www.nysparks.com.
The Long Island Railroad offers a discounted LIRR/NICE BUS travel package to Jones Beach from Penn Station / Atlantic Station (Brooklyn) and Jamaica, Queens during the summer months.
Please visit http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/beach/jonesbeach.htm for schedules and fare info for the LIRR's service to Freeport.