Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was joined today by Michael Setzer, CEO of Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) Bus, to accept the donation of a bus from Veolia Transportation that will used to transport veterans and senior citizens to special programs and events throughout Nassau County. Veolia manages the Nassau Inter-County Express, or NICE bus, the bus and paratransit system that operates in Nassau County.
“Nassau County hosts many events and special programs for veterans and senior citizens,” said County Executive Mangano. “I commend Veolia for their generosity as the donation of this bus will assist the County in providing a free and convenient service to veterans and seniors.”
Nassau County will utilize the donated bus for various veteran and senior citizen related transportation, including transportation to the monthly senior birthday celebrations at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Additionally, the County Veterans Service Agency (VSA) plans to provide veteran transportation to Calverton National Cemetery and the Long Island National Cemetery.
NICE Bus CEO Michael Setzer stated, “NICE Bus is happy to support the efforts of County Executive Mangano as he ensures that our veterans and seniors have access to events, family and important medical appointments through the donation of this vehicle.”
About Veolia Transportation
Veolia Transportation is the largest private-sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, including bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, and sedan and taxi services. Veolia Transportation is committed to setting the standard in safe and sustainable mobility solutions through partnerships with cities, counties and transit authorities. The company is based in Lombard, Illinois near Chicago. Veolia manages the Nassau Inter-County Express, or NICE bus, the bus and paratransit system that operates in Nassau County. NICE serves about 100,000 riders daily and currently operates 52 routes with a fleet of 300 fixed route buses operating as NICE, and 95paratransit service vehicles operating under the name Able-Ride. Visit the NICE website at: http://www.nicebus.com.