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!

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 your one app for all your urban mobility rides. 

Moovit guides you from point A to B in the easiest and most efficient way. Get train and bus times, maps, and real-time arrival times with ease so you can plan your trip with confidence. Find critical alerts and service disruptions for your favorite lines. Get step-by-step directions of optimal route bus, train, metro, bike, scooter or a combination of them. With service in over 2800 cities across 45 countries and hundreds of millions of users, it is the world's leading urban mobility app.


"If you need to get anywhere by mass transit, you need Moovit...it will open up a new world for you, even if you just travel domestically" - USA Today.

Website: https://moovitapp.com

Platform: iPhone • Android • Website

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

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
  

The standard feed that contains data from September 05, 2021 - January 01, 2022 has been updated. The feed can be found here: NICE_GTFS.zip
 

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.
 

Want to build an app that uses both NICE and MTA data?

 

Visit the MTA’s developer page here. Downloading NICE data signifies acceptance of our terms of service.
 

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 richard.abbruzzese@transdev.com
 

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