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Metro Transit Executive Director to Retire

  January 30, 2020 – Curt Simon, Metro Transit’s executive director, will retire after more than 33 years of service. Simon will step down this fall, announced Jay Lund, Vice Chair of Metro’s Board of Directors, at Thursday’s Board meeting. Simon, 66, has spent his entire working career in the transportation industry. He came to… Read more »

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Metro Provides Early Access to Apple Mobile App

December 5, 2019 – This week, Metro took another step in testing its real-time bus tracking system, MyRide OMA, by providing early access to an AppleTM mobile app. In addition to an AndroidTM mobile app and text message features to receive bus arrival times and alerts, riders can now download the mobile app on Apple… Read more »

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Metro Receives $4.7 Million Transit Grant

November 22, 2019 – More changes and improvements are coming to Metro Transit. On Wednesday, November 20, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that Omaha will receive $4.7 million to improve its public transportation fleet. These funds are awarded through the FTA’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. Approximately $97.86… Read more »

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Metro Adds Mobile App and Text Message Features to MyRide OMA

September 20, 2019 – This week, Metro took the next step in testing its real-time bus tracking system, MyRide OMA, by providing early access to an AndroidTM mobile app, a text message system, and account management features. Riders can download the Android app, send a text message to receive bus arrival times, and create an… Read more »

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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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