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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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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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