Nassau County offers a unique service that has been a great help to
individuals with disabilities who cannot utilize line-haul transit
buses. The Able-Ride / Paratransit Program provides public curb-to-curb
transportation through the MTA-Long Island Bus service. Individuals with
disabilities are evaluated and approved under federal standards
contained in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
service is available only within Nassau County. AbleRide will pick up
the person with a physical disability outside the home and take the
individual to visit the doctor, go shopping, commute to work, or even
attend social events. Many people with disabilities are now holding
productive jobs as a result of the Paratransit Program.
Fare & Travel Arrangements
The participant may travel with an aide or a companion. The fare is
$3.75 each way for the individual with the disability as well as for
companions. Aides travel free of charge. In some cases, Medicaid
coverage may be applied. Contact Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) Bus at 516-228-4028 for an application.
Travel arrangements and reservations are made with NICE Bus at 516-228-4000.