Proposed Transit Improvements

Metro Transit will host four Information Sessions for public review of the Final Draft - Proposed Transit Improvements which include the realignment of routes, route discontinuance, increased route frequencies and hours of service, scheduled to take effect in the Spring of 2015. The information sessions will be conducted in an Open House format with the same information provided at each session.  A Public Hearing will be conducted on Wednesday, December 17th to solicit statements of Support or Opposition to the final draft proposals.

Information Sessions

Tuesday, Dec 9  5:00 - 6:30pm  Heartland Workforce Solutions, 5752 Ames Ave

Wednesday, Dec 10  11:30am - 1:00pm  Peter Kiewit Conf. Center, 1313 Farnam St, Room 228

Friday, Dec 12  11:30am - 1:00pm  South Omaha Library, 2808 Q Street, Rooms A & B

Saturday, Dec 13  9:00 - 10:30am  Metro Transit, 2222 Cuming St

Public Hearing

Wednesday, Dec 17th, 5:30 - 8:00pm 

Omaha-Douglas Civic Center,

1819 Farnam St, Legislative Chamber Room 4

No formal presentation will be made at the Public Hearing.  Rather, members of the public will each have an opportunity to submit statements of Support or Opposition, either orally or in writing.  Persons testifying will have up to three minutes to present his or her testimony.

Public Comment Period

The Public Comment Period begins at the conclusion of the first Information Session, includes the Public hearing and ends at midnight Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

Statements of Support or Opposition to the Final Draft -Proposed Transit Improvements can be submitted in writing or as oral testimony at the public hearing. Written comments are to be addressed to Metro PH, 2222 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68102, faxed to 402.342.0949 or submitted online . NOTE: All comments received by midnight Wednesday, December 31st, 2014, in the formats listed above will be considered equally. 

Additional Information

The past several months have been exciting for Metro as we’ve been working to analyze the specific elements of the Proposed Transit Improvements. Through our public involvement process, you gave us numerous suggestions and ideas we’re incorporating into our proposed system redesign. We’ve been working hard to address the top concerns of our customers, while at the same time staying within our guiding principles. As a reminder, here’s what our customers most commonly requested:

1. More service on weekends

2. End service later on weekdays

3. More frequent service on weekdays

In response, many routes will see extended night service until midnight or later, and all weekend routes will run at least once an hour!

However, some routes have been modified or discontinued in order to re-distribute resources to serve the most customers. Metro remains committed to implementing all improvements without raising customer fares or local taxes. 

Click here to view a summary of the December 2014 Proposed Transit Improvements.

Haga clic aquí para ver un resumen de los cambios propuestos en español.

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No changes are recommended for Routes Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, 92 Express, 93 Express, 95 Express, or 97 Express at this time.