NICE eyes price hike, route cuts

The Nassau Inter-County Express bus company says it is planning to eliminate routes and raise fares for some customers starting next year. NICE is projecting

NICE says it is planning to eliminate routes and raise fares for some customers starting next year.

NICE says it is planning to eliminate routes and raise fares for some customers starting next year. (9/18/15)

GARDEN CITY - The Nassau Inter-County Express bus company says it is planning to eliminate routes and raise fares for some customers starting next year.

NICE is projecting a $7.5 million shortfall in its 2016 budget. Officials now say they are looking into cutting some routes that they consider inefficient.

Officials also propose raising the fare for cash-paying riders by 25 cents, making each trip $2.75. That increased number would match MTA fares.

Earlier this week, News 12 reported that the company which runs NICE is making money, or compensation, each year. The company netted $3.4 million last year.

NICE must hold public hearings on the proposed changes before it can enact them.

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