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Free Wi-Fi on Metro Transit Fleet

  September 21, 2018 – New buses aren’t the only new thing coming to Metro. Free Wi-Fi will be available on Metro’s buses and paratransit vans starting next week. “One of the many benefits of riding transit is that riders do what they want with their time, whether that’s talking to a neighbor, reading a… Read more »

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Metro’s First Natural Gas Bus Begins Operation

August 23, 2018 – Metro’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) bus went into service today. Bus 1801 departed the Metro garage at 9:50 a.m. on Route 4, which connects downtown Omaha, Benson, and Westroads Mall. It is one of 14 new CNG buses that join Metro’s fleet this fall to replace older diesel models. The… Read more »

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Getting Road-Ready: How a Bus Earns its Stripes

  August 16, 2018 – It’s out with the old and in with the new as Metro received its tenth new bus this week. “By bringing in new buses and retiring old ones, the average age of our fleet will drop from 9 years to around 3.7,” said Curt Simon, Metro’s Executive Director. “This takes… Read more »

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Metro Announces Aksarben Transit Center

July 26, 2018 – A major destination in Omaha will soon have its own transit center. This fall, Metro will relocate the CUMC – Bergan Mercy Transit Center to the Askarben area. Construction began Thursday on the Aksarben Transit Center at 68th & Mercy Road, which will feature new bus shelters, benches, and bike racks…. Read more »

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New Buses Coming to Omaha

July 13, 2018 – Metro’s bus fleet is getting younger. 38 new buses will replace about one-third of Metro’s fleet by early next year, with the first scheduled to arrive in two weeks. “These new buses will be more comfortable, more reliable, and less costly to maintain,” said Curt Simon, Metro’s Executive Director. “We will… Read more »

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50 New Bus Shelters Coming to Omaha This Fall

June 28, 2018 – Metro officials unveiled the first of 50 new bus shelters to be installed around the city in the next few months. “We look forward to improving accessibility, comfort, and convenience for our riders” said Curt Simon, Metro’s Executive Director. “This project will enhance connections all around Omaha.” The shelters were manufactured… Read more »

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Metro Transit Introduces Natural Gas

June 14, 2018 – Metro Transit’s fleet is getting greener. Metro has received nine new vans powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) for its paratransit service, MOBY. The vans replaced older models earlier this month. The introduction of its first CNG vehicles marks a turning point for Metro toward more environmentally-friendly options. These vans join… Read more »

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Connecting OMA

Transit Improvements Coming to Omaha New buses, new shelters, and new technology – these are just a few of the changes coming to the Omaha’s public transit system in the next 18 months. “2018 and 2019 will be big years in Omaha for transit,” said Curt Simon, Metro’s Executive Director. “We’re very excited to elevate… Read more »

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Nebraska Public Transit Week April 8-14, 2018

Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley signed a proclamation declaring April 8-14, 2018 as Public Transit Week in the State of Nebraska. This was reaffirmed with a resolution by the Metro Board of Directors extending thanks to all Metro employees for their important role in delivering transit services to the metropolitan Omaha area. Transit has served the… Read more »

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Metro Announces Contract Award for Environmentally-Friendly Buses

Metro Transit’s fleet is getting greener with the receipt of five new buses and the contract award for 23 more to replace older models. The five 30-foot buses were placed into service last week.  Also, in keeping with Metro’s sustainability initiative, Metro awarded contracts for delivery of 23 additional buses at its September Board of… Read more »

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