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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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Metro Transit is Conducting a Rider Survey

To better understand rider needs, a system-wide onboard survey will be conducted the weeks of October 29 and November 5. Metro updates this survey every five years. We ask your participation in completing the short survey during every trip you make on those days. Answering all the questions is very important for us to better… Read more »

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Letter from Metro’s Board Chair: 10/24/2017

“It’s an exciting time to be involved at Metro! We have more projects on the horizon than I’ve ever witnessed, and I don’t recall an Omaha as excited about excellent public transportation as I see today.”…  To read more, click here.

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Rapid Transit Service Launches a Brand Name

OMAHA, NEB (August 16, 2017) – Today, Curt Simon, executive director of Metro Transit, announced the branding of the rapid transit bus service currently under design. Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT) is a new public transportation option that will be implemented in Omaha in late 2018. Project is proceeding to the next design phase, and… Read more »

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