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Transportation Information

Project Independence Taxi Transportation Program

If you are age 60 or older and a resident of the Town of North Hempstead you are eligible for the Project Independence Taxi Transportation program.

The Town provides FREE food shopping transportation twice a week to designated shopping centers in the Town, between 10AM and 2PM. The days of the week vary by community. The Town also provides discounted taxi rides for non-emergency medical, dental and treatment appointments within the Town of North Hempstead, as well as some frequently visited destinations outside the Town, seven days a week.

Call 311 or 869-6311 at least one day in advance to schedule a ride, or for more specific information.

Project Independence Transportation Program Brochure

Nice Bus Transportation

The Town of North Hempstead Senior Citizen I.D. Card or the Nassau County Senior Citizen Leisure Pass entitles seniors age 60 and over to ride at half fare on NICE buses in Nassau County.  Transfers can be obtained which are valid for two connecting bus routes in the same direction. To obtain general information regarding bus routes, schedules and fares, call:

NICE Bus Information 516-336-6600, from 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit:http://www.nicebus.com/Passenger-Information/Fares-Passes.aspx

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:

For LIRR information call: 718-217-5477 or http://web.mta.info/lirr/about/TicketInfo/

Medical And Special Transportation/able-ride/park Transit Program

This program is a curb-to-curb transportation service provided by the NICE Bus for those individuals who are unable to utilize the County's Mass Transit System due to physical, visual or cognitive disabilities. To become enrolled a person must be certified and meet eligibility criteria determined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reservations and advance notice are required. The fee is $3.75 one way.  

For application and further information, contact 311 if within the Town, or 516-869-6311 if outside the Town. Or contact: 
Able-Ride - NICE Bus 
947 Stewart Avenue 
Garden City, N.Y. 11530 
TTY: 228-4002 

Able-Ride: http://www.nicebus.com/Accessibility/Able-Ride.aspx 

Local Taxis

Check with your local Taxi Company regarding Senior Citizen Discounts. 

For more information please call 311 if within the Town or 516-869-6311 if outside the Town.

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