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:
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
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:
|Metropolitan Transportation Authority|
|347 Madison Avenue Basement|
|New York, NY 10017||1-212-878-7000|
|For schedules and fare information:||www.mta.info|
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:
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|
Medicaid recipients may be eligible for transportation for medical purposes, depending upon their physical condition. For further information, call:
|LogistiCare Solutions, LLC|
|Deaf or Hearing Impaired (TTY)||1-866-288-3133|
Assistance after 6:00 PM or on the weekend - call the "Where's My Ride" line at 1-844-678-1104 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
Problem with your ride or service - call the “Where’s My Ride” line at 1-844-678-1104, or write to LogistiCare at the following address with your complaints:
LogistiCare Solutions, LLC
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) 647-2655.
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|
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