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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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The Transit Authority for the City of Omaha, d/b/a Metro, Announces Purchase of New CNG MOBY Buses

Metro’s Board of Directors has approved the purchase of nine (9) compressed natural gas (CNG) powered buses for Metro’s paratransit service, MOBY.  They will replace current vehicles that have reached their useful life, as calculated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). MOBY is a shared, curb-to-curb complementary paratransit service operated within the Omaha city limits. … Read more »

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Stuff the Bus to End Hunger

On Saturday, May 20th, Metro will host “Stuff the Bus to End Hunger” at Baker’s on 120th & Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with all proceeds going to the Food Bank for the Heartland. We are grateful to our partners: Baker’s, the Hunger Collaborative, and the Food Bank of the Heartland. Drop by… Read more »

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Nebraska Public Transit Week

Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley signed a proclamation declaring April 9-15, 2017 as Public Transit Week in the State of Nebraska. Metro is providing a host of employee appreciation events this week, and encourages customers to thank all employees for their role in providing transit service in the Omaha area.  Riders can download a Thank-You Card… Read more »

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Offutt AFB Career Fair

Looking for a career with a stable organization? Steer Your Career in a New Direction! Join Metro at the Offutt AFB Career Fair Thursday, March 30th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Bellevue Lied Center (located at 2700 Arboretum Dr., Bellevue, NE 68005).  Great pay and even better benefits with the opportunity… Read more »

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Holiday Hours

Metro Transit will be closing our administrative offices at 1:30pm on Friday December 30th , and will be closed all day on Monday January 2nd, in observance of the holiday.   Bus service will be reduced on Saturday December 31st and will not run on Sunday January 1st.  For more information on reduced service please see the… Read more »

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Books are Treats 2016

Come join us on Sunday, October 30th, for Books Are Treats! The event runs from 1 – 4 p.m. in the Old Market at 11th & Howard Streets. The Books Are Treats event will bring thousands of books in a Metro transit bus to the Old Market. The public is invited to browse the books and take home… Read more »

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