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Friday, January 30, 2015

ANOTHER Victory for Nassau Bus Riders!

Good Afternoon!

Yesterday was a big day for the Bus Riders' Union, although the Nasau County Bus Transit Committee voted to increase the Metrocard fare from $2.50 to $2.75, they also voted against raising fares on app users and cash customers (who recently experienced a fare hike in September of last year).  We recognize that because of NICE's relationship with the MTA, a fare increase on Metrocards was inevitable but a freeze on cash and app fares will help keep the buses affordable for riders who come from some of the most vulnerable communities!
Below are links to the News12 and Newsday coverage of the latest fare hike proposed for NICE bus riders. 

Featured on News 12: http://bit.ly/1ycnKPX
Today's Newsday article: http://nwsdy.li/1zGel9q


We want to give a HUGE "thank you" to everyone that came out in opposition of this UN-fare increase!

Don't forget to check out Aaron, Yuki and Richard's testimonies from the 6PM Public hearing on our Youtube Channel!