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Hofstra presidential debate to disrupt bus service

Hofstra University prepares for the upcoming presidential debate

Hofstra University prepares for the upcoming presidential debate on Thursday in Hempstead. (Oct. 11, 2012) (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

The presidential debate Tuesday at Hofstra University will mean major service disruptions for Nassau County bus riders, NICE officials said.

NICE officials said that they won’t know the specifics of the service disruptions until Tuesday, but warned bus riders to anticipate “major delays and detours” as Nassau Police and the Secret Service “lock down” the area surrounding the Hempstead campus from 5 a.m. until around 11 p.m.

Bus stops in the locked-down area will not be serviced during that time.


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“Because of the highest level of security surrounding this historical event, NICE bus service in the surrounding Nassau Hub area will be greatly impacted,” NICE said in a statement.

Affected routes are expected to include the n16, n23, n24, n27, n43, n45, n51 and n70/71.

Able-Ride also will be impacted. NICE officials will contact affected Able-Ride customers directly about changes.

NICE officials said they will “make every effort to keep passengers apprised of changes to the schedule and when and where buses are running.”

For more information, customers can go to www.nicebus.com or call 516-228-4000.

Tags: Nassau County

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