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Nassau Inter-County Express

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The Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) is the local bus system serving Nassau County, New York. It also serves parts of western Suffolk County, New York as well as eastern portions of the New York City borough of Queens. NICE was formerly operated under the name of MTA Long Island Bus, the trading name of the Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority, a division of MTA Regional Bus Operations.

NICE is operated in a hybrid public-private partnership with Veolia Transportation. Veolia Transportation is the largest private sector manager and operator of public transportation systems in North America. It manages transit operations under more than 200 contracts in the U.S. and Canada for bus, rail, para-transit, shuttle, and other modes. This arrangement enables Nassau County to maintain policy control over all areas, as well as continued ownership of all assets, vehicles and facilities. While Nassau County maintains policy control, Veolia will manage all aspects of transit agency operations and functions starting January 1, 2012. As part of this arrangement, the workforce will be Veolia employees.

The MTA began operating Nassau County bus service in 1973 under the name Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority, through the merging of 11 private operators: Bee-Line Inc, Rockville Centre Bus, Utility Lines, Stage Coach Lines, Mid-Island Transit, Schenck Transportation, Nassau Bus Line, Universal Auto Bus, Jerusalem Avenue Bus Line, Hempstead Bus Corporation, Roosevelt Bus Line, Branch Bus Corporation and Hendrickson Bus Corporation.

In the spring of 2011, the riders of Long Island Bus and the taxpayers of Nassau County received some unsettling news: their county-wide bus service was under mounting pressure because of a budget shortfall facing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. To address the problem, the MTA proposed to eliminate more than half of the existing Long Island Bus routes and lay off hundreds of workers or have county taxpayers triple their subsidy payments for the system by an additional $26 million. At the time, the county was contributing $9 million annually to subsidize the system (which was combined with approximately $32.5 million from MTA, $54.5 million from New York State, $7.4 million from the Federal government and $43.4 million from fares). But, the county felt that it was time to take control of the service, which had been operated since 1973 by the MTA, and make it a true Nassau County bus system. The county decided to partner with a private, professional transportation management company, which would have day-to-day responsibility for running the system.

Following a review by a county panel of proposals from interested firms, on June 10, 2011, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that Veolia Transportation, had been selected to join the county in a public-private operating partnership to run Long Island Bus, now called Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE), beginning on January 1, 2012.

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New Jersey Transit

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The New Jersey Transit Corporation (usually shortened to New Jersey Transit or NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the state of New Jersey, United States, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York. It operates bus, light rail, and commuter rail services throughout the state, notably connecting to major commercial and employment centers both within the state and in the adjacent cities of New York, Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. Covering a service area of 5,325 square miles (13,790 km²) , NJ Transit is the nation's largest public transit system by service area and the nation's third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit by ridership, linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. New Jersey Transit also acts as a purchasing agency for many private operators in New Jersey, with numerous private operators receiving equipment from New Jersey Transit (primarily buses) for route service within the state not controlled by New Jersey Transit.
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New York MTA

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MTA subways, buses, and railroads provide 2.6 billion trips each year to New Yorkers — the equivalent of about one in every three users of mass transit in the United States and two-thirds of the nation's rail riders. MTA bridges and tunnels carry nearly 300 million vehicles a year — more than any bridge and tunnel authority in the nation. This vast transportation network — North America's largest — serves a population of 14.6 million people in the 5,000-square-mile area fanning out from New York City through Long Island, southeastern New York State, and Connecticut.

A public-benefit corporation chartered by the New York State Legislature in 1965, the MTA is governed by a 17-member Board. Members are nominated by the Governor, with four recommended by New York City's mayor and one each by the county executives of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Putnam counties. (Members representing the latter four cast one collective vote.) All Board members are confirmed by the New York State Senate. Chartered by the New York State Legislature in 1965 as the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Authority (MCTA) it initially was created to purchase and operate the bankrupt Long Island Rail Road. The MCTA changed its name to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in 1968 when it took over operations of the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA), now MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) and MTA Bridges and Tunnels (B&T) respectively. Between 1971 and 1972 it assumed operation of Penn Central's New Haven, Hudson and Harlem commuter rail lines, which were given over to Conrail in 1976 and re-acquired in 1982 and operated as Metro-North Commuter Railroad.

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Westchester County's Bee Line System

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The Bee-Line Bus System is a bus system serving Westchester County, NY. The system is owned by the county's Department of Transportation and operated, on contract (except for three routes), by Liberty Lines Transit Inc, Peekskill Transit Inc. and Port Chester-Rye Transit.
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