is among NICE's top ten busiest routes, carrying approximately 5,400 passengers daily. Currently, n22 stops are spaced at an average of 869 feet, while NICE service standards recommend spacing of 1,320 feet (approx. 1/4 mile).
Stop rebalancing is expected to make n22 trips up to 10 minutes faster, affecting approximately 6 percent of passengers with an average walk of 580 feet.
Which stops are being moved or removed?
Stops impacted by the program are noted in the map above, running along Old Country Road in Hicksville to Hillside Avenue in Queens. Riders can identify affected stops by customized stop signage at each location, directing them to the nearest available stop. Roughly 33 stops will be affected.
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.
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.