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NICE restores four of 11 bus routes it had eliminated

Four of 11 bus routes in Nassau County

Four of 11 bus routes in Nassau County that were eliminated in budget cuts earlier this year will be restored Sunday, June 26, 2016, Nassau Inter-County Express said. Photo Credit: Chris Ware

Four of 11 bus routes in Nassau County that were eliminated in budget cuts earlier this year will be restored Sunday, Nassau Inter-County Express said.

The routes are the two — N80 and N81 — running between Hicksville and the Westfield Sunrise shopping mall in Massapequa, and the two serving the Rockville Centre area, the bus company said.

The Rockville Centre routes — the old N14 and N17 — will be restored and rebranded as shuttles: one running in a loop along Lakeview Avenue, Maple Avenue, Brower Avenue and North Long Beach Road; the second linking the Rockville Centre train station to the Hempstead bus depot, with a stop at Mercy Medical Center, the bus company said.

The cuts were made because of a $7.5 million deficit in the company’s budget, but Nassau County provided $3 million to restore most, but not all, of the cuts. Further service restorations are expected in September.

Bus timetables are available on the company’s website at nicebus.com/Passenger-Information/Schedule-Changes.aspx.

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