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A NICE gesture December 25, 2011

Posted by Mike C. in Commentary, News, Personal, Travel.

The cherry on top of this Christmas and sixth night of Hanukkah was learning that the new Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) bus–the private replacement of the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) Long Island Bus–will be accepting MetroCards on their buses.

More from Newsday (subscription needed):

… [T]he MTA ironed out details of a “memorandum of understanding” with Nassau that will allow the bus system to continue using the MetroCard fare payment system.  Under the agreement, the MTA will receive 1.75 cents per MetroCard swipe.  The agreement also will allow for free transfers between NICE bus and MTA subways or buses.  [Incoming NICE chief executive Michael Setzer] called the agreement “a big win for both MTA and NICE riders.”

Also, according to the NICE website, the routes and schedules will remain the same.

I’m ready to make NICE, starting next Sunday, New Year’s Day 2012.



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