Frequency-based service improves the NICE Bus system


Website_Headway3132_2018-(1).jpgNassau Inter-County Express/NICE Bus is proud to announce the launch of frequency-based service, known as Headway Management, transitioning away from scheduled trips to a time-based revolving service to increase reliability on two of our most popular routes, the n40/41 and n31/32.

The goal is to increase reliability by spacing bus pickups and drop-offs evenly throughout the day. An on-the-ground operations team utilizes technology and location services to minimize time gaps between buses and prevent bunching.

This frequency-based service initiative has realized success in eliminating bunching and increasing on-time performance, prompting management to expand the Headway Management program to 40 percent of the NICE Bus' total service by June 2019.

This January, NICE Bus will transition the n6, which provides service from Hempstead to Jamaica, to frequency-based service to vastly improve the rider experience on this vital corridor.

Read more about our frequency-based service initiative at Newsday here.

Our new frequency-based service 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.

7:00 am-8:30 am buses stop every 10 min.
8:30 am-6:30 pm buses stop every 15 min.
6:30 pm-8:00 pm buses stop every 30 min.
6:30 am-6:30 pm buses stop every 20 min.
6:15am-6:45 pm buses stop every 30 min.
The n31/32 reverts to a set schedule for nights and early mornings. For details visit n31/32 timetable.

We've also added overnight service to the n40/41, now making 24-hour service available on three of our most heavily utilized routes: the n4, n6, and the n40/41.

Mass Transit Magazine recognizes NICE Bus Leadership


 Omar_40Under40.jpgNassau Inter-County Express/NICE Bus is proud to announce Omar Antonio Alvarado, Director of Schedule & Planning for NICE Bus, has been named one of Mass Transit magazine's "Top 40 Under 40."

Omar is a transportation advocate who promotes transit as an asset and engine for economic growth. He was a major contributor to the Nassau County's Five-Year Transit Development Plan, helping outline a vision for providing our more than 100,000 daily riders with the best service and value possible. His innovative approach to planning and scheduling made him a true asset in the development of the nation’s first bus-only mobile ticketing solution known as "GO MOBILE," and a first of its kind micro transit solution in Elmont, New York known as "Elmont Flexi" service.

Mass Transit magazine's "Top 40 Under 40" recognizes professionals who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry. Criteria for selection include industry involvement and contributions, achievement in his or her position and innovation in his or her field.

Read more at Mass Transit magazine.