NICE App Showcase

Check out these great mobile apps built by developers using open data published by NICE Bus. We think these apps will make it easier to get wherever you want to go!

Featured App NICE GoMobile

Description:

With NICE GoMobile, you can buy bus tickets anytime and anywhere. The Official NICE GoMobile app is like having a vending machine in your pocket. No need to carry a MetroCard or fumble for change, GoMobile will revolutionize your NICE bus experience!

With GoMobile, you can quickly and easily purchase NICE bus tickets, check schedules, service alerts, route maps and more! Purchasing a ticket is easy: select your ticket type, enter payment information, and you’re ready to go. To pay your fare, all you have to do is tap to use a ticket and then show your phone to the driver. You can also easily store tickets for future use.

Website: http://nicebus.com/Tools/GoMobile-App

Platform: iPhone • Android 

Price: 0.00

Roadify

Description: Roadify makes it easy for you to find out when your bus is coming and, if it’s late, what’s going on. Roadify is the only app that provides realtime service alerts with comments and tweets so you get the best available information about your ride in one place—from official sources and from other riders too.
Heading into the City? You can use Roadify to plan your journey and find out when the LIRR and New York City buses and subways are coming too—all in one convenient app.

Website: http://www.roadify.com

Platform: iPhone • Android 

Price: 0.00

The Transit App

Description: Transit is the simple and beautiful way to get around. Wherever you are, just pull transit out of your pocket and quickly see the next departure for all the public transit routes near you. Transit’s trip planner will also map out the quickest way to get where you need to go.

Website: http://thetransitapp.com

Platform: iPhone • Android

Price: 0.00

CityMapper

Description: Citymapper’s mission: Make cities easier to use. They’re reinventing the transport app for some of the world's most complicated cities, including London, New York, Paris, Berlin, Washington DC, Boston, Madrid & Barcelona.

Website: https://citymapper.com

Platform: iPhone • Android • Desktop

Price: 0.00

Moovit

Description: Moovit is a free social navigation app for public transport. By providing user-generated real-time information on all public transport methods, Moovit allows you to relax and get to where you are going faster.

Website: https://moovitapp.com

Platform: iPhone • Android

Price: 0.00

Dadnab

Description: Use Dadnab to get transit directions by text message. Send your origin, destination, and optional departure or arrival time to 347-497-3622. Within seconds, directions will appear in your inbox.

Website: http://www.dadnab.com

Platform: Any cell phone with texting capability.

Price: 0.00

Google Maps

Description: Plan your trip using Google Maps. You can easily compare trip times between car, transit and other modes.

Also, NICE service alerts have been incorporated into Google Maps on mobile and desktop! NICE is among the first transit systems in the U.S. to provide real-time service alerts on Google Maps, joining systems in Boston, Portland, Honolulu, San Diego, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas and a small number of other early adopters.  NICE worked with Brooklyn-based startup Roadify to build this functionality and incorporate it into Google Maps.

Website: https://www.google.com/maps

Platform: iPhone • AndroidiPad • Desktop

Price: 0.00

Nassau Now

Description: Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano launched Nassau Now, the County's newest state-of-the-art mobile and web application designed to assist residents in communicating more efficiently and effectively with County government. Nassau Now is an online and real-time application, which provides a free and simple way for residents to contact Nassau County directly.

Website: https://nassaunow.localitymedia.com

Platform: iPhone • Android

Price: 0.00

Nassau Works

Description: Nassau Works is the new way to find a job from your phone in Nassau County! Looking for work in Nassau County? Nassau Works has thousands of jobs and syncs with your Nassau Works web account. View jobs on a map or through your camera browser and turn your phone or tablet into the ultimate mobile job-searching tool. Also available in Spanish!

Website: http://nassau.tweetmyjobs.com/

Platform: iPhone • Android

Price: 0.00

I'm Stuck

Description: The free I’m Stuck app, made by Building America’s Future, will allow delayed commuters around the country to directly and immediately email their U.S. Representative or Senator to share their frustration. Every day, millions of Americans waste precious time, money and energy stuck in traffic, stuck on a tarmac, delayed on a subway or train.

The I’m Stuck app will empower citizens to tell their Members of Congress that it is time to reinvest in America. Tell your Long Island representatives to invest in NICE bus!

Website: http://www.bafuture.org/imstuck

Platform: iPhone • Android

Price: 0.00

Walk Score

Description: Find a walkable place to live with a better commute, great nearby places, and transportation choices.

Website: http://www.walkscore.com

Platform: iPhone • AndroidDesktop

Price: 0.00

TransitTimes+

Description: Trip planning, offline timetables, and maps.

Website: http://transittimesapp.com

Platform: iPhone • Android

Price: 2.99

App Developers

Welcome to the NICE Bus Developers Page! We are glad that you're interested in using our data to build applications for our riders. On this page you will find three helpful files:

  •   General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS)

    GTFS is the common format for public transportation schedules and associated geographic information. You can find out more about it here.

    We currently include the following tables in our feed:

    • agency.txt – basic agency information
    • stops.txt – list of stop locations
    • routes.txt – route list with unique identifiers
    • trips.txt – information about each trip taken by a NICE bus
    • stop_times.txt – scheduled arrival/departure times for each stop on each trip
    • calendar.txt – defines which service IDs operate on which days
    • calendar_dates.txt – lists exceptions to the calendar (such as during a holiday when a Sunday schedule is operated)
    • shapes.txt – defines how to draw a route line on a map
    • fare_attributes.txt – defines the rules for the base non-cash fare

    We have two GTFS feeds you can access. A merged feed that contains data from April 22nd, 2018 - September 1st, 2018. The feed can be found here: To_Google_Merged.zip

    The standard feed that contains data from from June 24th, 2018 - September 1st , 2018, has been updated. The feed can be found here: NICE_GTFS_318.zip

  • GTFS – Real-Time (Service Alerts only) (BETA)

    GTFS-realtime is a feed specification that allows public transportation agencies to provide realtime updates about their fleet to application developers. You can read more about it here. Of the three GTFS-real time feed types, we are currently only able to provide real time service alert information.

    NICE worked with Brooklyn based startup Roadify to build this file. Feeds are served via HTTP and updated frequently.

    The feed is located at: http://nicebus.com/downloads/gtfs/NYC_NICE.proto

  •   On-Board Transit Survey

    In October 2013, Veolia Transportation sponsored an onboard survey of the Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) fixed-route bus service. The purpose of the survey was to develop a profile of travel and demographic characteristics of NICE fixed-route customer in order to ensure compliance with the federal Title VI reporting requirements.

    The survey instrument was designed to capture the following information:

    • Travel patterns and behaviors, including where people are traveling to, when they tend to travel, where they come from, how the access transit services, how they travel to their final destination, how frequently they use transit service, trip purpose, trip length, and other travel modes they use.
    • Rider demographics, including race, gender, ethnicity, English proficiency, income, vehicle availability, and other information, which will provide Veolia with a clear picture of who is using transit services.

    A PDF of the survey results is available here.

    Downloading NICE data signifies acceptance of our terms of service.

    Want to build an app that uses both NICE and MTA data?
    Visit the MTA’s developer page here.

    Do you have any questions or comments? Do you notice any problems with our data? Are there other data sources you would like us to make available? Please contact Omar.Alvarado@transdev.com.