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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

BUS TRANSPORTATION

The Nassau Inter County Express (NICE) system is responsible for providing fixed-route bus transportation service in Nassau County.  To obtain general information regarding bus routes, schedules and fares in Nassau County, contact:

NICE  
www.nicebus.com (516) 228-4000
TTY 228-4002

CITY OF LONG BEACH BUSES

Residents of the City of Long Beach, age 60 and over, may ride the local buses at half fare during non-rush hours and all day on weekends. An official identification card can be obtained at:

Long Beach City Hall

Transportation Director’s Office (516) 431-4445

The following are services provided by the Towns and Cities:

City of Glen Cove:
Food shopping transportation for seniors is available through the Glen Cove Senior Community Service Center.
Call: (516) 676-6182

City of Long Beach:
Shoppers travel at half fare.
For scheduling information, call the “Shoppers Special”: (516) 431-4445

Town of Hempstead: Contact the Department of Senior Enrichment for dates and times at local centers.
Call: (516) 485-8100

Town of North Hempstead:
Food shopping buses serve most communities. Seniors must complete a transportation application and have a Town of North Hempstead Senior ID Card.
Call: (516) 869-6311

Town of Oyster Bay:
Shopping bus to malls and food stores is available in some communities.
Contact the Department of Community Services for information: (516) 797-7900

NEW YORK CITY SUBWAYS AND BUSES

Click Here for information on the Metrocard program and reduced fares on New York City trains, subways, and buses.

For schedules and fare information: www.mta.info

LONG ISLAND RAILROAD

Senior citizens age 65 and over may use their Medicare card, driver’s license or birth certificate at any ticket office or aboard a train to receive half fare on the Long Island Railroad except for trains arriving in N.Y.C. between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on weekdays.

The railroad reserves the right to ask for additional personal identification or a signature sample. For information, call:

LIRR (516) 822-LIRR
  (516) 822-5477

Metropolitan Transportation Authority  
347 Madison Avenue Basement  
New York, NY 10017 1-212-878-7000
For schedules and fare information: www.mta.info

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TAXI SERVICE

The Long Island Taxi and Transportation Operators Association offers 10% discounts off all regular fares to senior citizens in a number of Nassau County communities. Seniors must identify themselves when ordering a taxi and must show identification. Check with individual taxi companies, or contact:
www.littoa.com/index.html
(516) 771-5767

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MEDICAL AND SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION

ABLE-RIDE/PARATRANSIT PROGRAM

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Nassau Inter County Express (NICE) system provides a shared ride, curb-to-curb ‘paratransit’ service for persons who have a physical or mental disability and are unable to use the fixed route bus service. Age, or inability to drive are not taken into consideration in making an eligibility determination. Reservations and advance notice are required. For application, fee information and answers to other questions, contact:

NICE (Nassau Inter County Express)
947 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 228-4000/4024
  TTY (516) 228-4002
www.nicebus.com  

MEDICAID-MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION

Medicaid recipients may be eligible for transportation for medical purposes, depending upon their physical condition. For further information, call:

LogistiCare Solutions, LLC  
Consumer Line: 1-877-813-5602
TTY: 1-866-288-3133
Where’s My Ride? – A special telephone number for pre-authorized consumers to call when they are ready to be picked up. 1-877-813-5603

FISH (FRIENDS IN SERVICE TO HUMANITY)

FISH of Wantagh, Inc. utilizes volunteers to provide transportation to residents of Wantagh, North Wantagh, Bellmore and North Bellmore. Priority is given to medical transportation needs, and door-to-door service is provided if possible. Partial funding is provided by the NASSAU COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING. Call: (516) 861-6032.


FISH of New Hyde Park utilizes volunteers to provide door-to-door transportation to local doctors and hospital for homebound and disabled residents of New Hyde Park and Garden City Park. Call: (516) 692-2123.

LONG BEACH

With funding from the OFFICE FOR THE AGING medical transportation is available for seniors living in the Long Beach area. Destinations are restricted to surrounding communities. Door-to-door service is provided if possible, and appointments must be made in advance. For further information and to register, call:

Jewish Association Serving the Aging
570 West Walnut Street
Long Beach, NY 11561 (516) 897-1895

OYSTER BAY

Medical transportation is available for seniors living in the Oyster Bay area with funding from the OFFICE FOR THE AGING. Door-to-door service is provided if possible, and appointments must be made at least one week in advance. For information, call:

Oyster Bay Senior Community Service Center
The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay
45 East Main Street
Oyster Bay, NY 11771 (516) 922-6422

TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD – PROJECT INDEPENDENCE

Project Independence provides free taxi transportation for residents 60+, and discounted non-emergency medical transportation.
Call: 311  or  (516)869-6311

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