Drop in Nassau bus ridership criticized
GalleriesLI Bus goes private
Nassau's newly privatized bus system is on pace to carry fewer people in 2012 than it did when the MTA operated it last year, but NICE's chief still says the agency's freshman year was a success.
Through September, NICE carried 22,265,492 passengers -- about 3 percent fewer than MTA Long Island Bus carried in the first nine months of 2011.
Veolia Transportation, a private bus operator...