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Nassau County Bus Transit Committee approves NICE bus rate hike for cash-paying commuters

Bus riders and advocates are calling for Nassau

Bus riders and advocates are calling for Nassau County to contribute more to the county's privatized NICE bus system to improve services. (July 9, 2014 8:29 PM)

The Nassau County Bus Transit Committee has approved a NICE bus request for a 25 cent hike on fares for customers who pay with cash.

The hike means rates will increase from $2.25 to $2.50 per ride.

NICE bus CEO Michael Setzer says wage and benefit increases for employees, rising fuel costs and additional ride services are the main reasons for the change.

Setzer says if the board...

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