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Metro Transit to Begin ORBT Platform Construction

July 29, 2019 – Omaha’s first bus rapid transit line is coming soon. Construction will begin mid-August on Metro Transit’s future ORBT stations. Metro’s construction team, led by The Weitz Company, will lay the foundation for each station, which includes platform preparation, roadway improvements and travel upgrades. “We’re excited to work with Weitz as we… Read more »

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Metro Unveils Bus Tracking Site

April 17, 2019 – Tuesday, Metro unveiled MyRide OMA, a bus tracking website that provides bus arrival information and an upgraded trip planner. Metro is testing website features and asking riders to provide feedback on their experience using it. “This system will be great for Omaha and Metro alike. Our riders will have access to… Read more »

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Route Changes Coming Sunday, May 26th

Metro regularly evaluates the network of bus routes to look for ways to better serve our community. On Sunday, May 26th, several route changes will be implemented to address a variety of challenges and opportunities: Rider Alert Download (Spanish) Rider Alert Download (English) Route 24 Frequency Increase Bus service will be increased to run every… Read more »

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Nebraska Public Transit Week April 7-13, 2019

March 31, 2019 – Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring April 7-13, 2019 as Public Transit Week in the State of Nebraska. This was reaffirmed with a resolution by the Metro Board of Directors. Transit has served the cities of Omaha and Council Bluffs for more than 150 years, dating back as far as… Read more »

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Metro to Open Aksarben Transit Center

January 20, 2019 – This Sunday, Metro will open the Aksarben Transit Center at 68th & Mercy Road. The new location will replace the Bergan Mercy Transit Center and offer riders better connections to destinations such as Aksarben Village, College of Saint Mary, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Stinson Park, and the Keystone Trail. In… Read more »

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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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