speed up your ride on the n6,
NICE is rebalancing local stops, moving and removing stop locations to
enhance the rider experience. These changes are anticipated to speed up
trips by 7 to 10 minutes on average. Roughly 75 percent of all n6 riders
use just 25 out of the 116 local stops currently available on the n6
route. While service standards recommend stops every 1/4 mile, the n6
currently services bus stops less than 1/10 mile apart, slowing down
trips on Nassau's busiest corridor. By improving stop placement, we can
improve ridership on the n6 for nearly 9,000 passengers daily. Stop
rebalancing is anticipated to speed up service on the n6 by 10
Which stops are being moved or removed?
Stops impacted by the program are noted in the map below, running along
Hempstead Turnpike and Fulton Street between Elmont and Frankin Avenue in
Hempstead. Riders can identify these stops by customized stop signage
at each location, directing them to the nearest available stop. Some n1
stops will also be impacted.
In 2019, a route-wide stop analysis survey was completed to identify and
investigate stop usage and proposed changes. Want to share thoughts
about your specific stop? Riders are invited to leave
us a comment
on their n6 stop by clicking here.
How it is going to speed up my trip?
Buses spend roughly 20% of their time at stops, so reducing the overall
number of stops can dramatically speed up trips for all riders, according
to TransitCenter, a not-for-profit foundation improving public
transportation across the United States. When bus stops are too close
together, they slow down trips and make service less
reliable. With 75% of riders using just 25 stops – or 22% of all stops
on the route, it was time to look at improving stop placement.
We invite you to visit TransitCenter to learn how bus stop
balancing will help to speed up your trip.
When will the program take effect?
The Bus Stop Balancing program will begin April 5,
2020, with the spring schedule change. The NICE Team is
currently working to notify ridership through individual stop sigange,
social media and rider handouts.
How can I find the closest stop to me?
Riders can find the closest available stop viewing the map
here. The NICE GOMobile smartphone app is a great tool for
location and routing services. The GoMobile App is free to download for iOS and
Android phones. Riders are also welcome to call our Transit
Information Center at 516-336-6600 for routing information.