System-wide Alerts

4/19: Mask Mandate Lifted

Following the TSA lifting its Security Directive and Emergency Amendment, masks are no longer required on Metro and ORBT buses or MOBY paratransit vehicles.

In accordance with the CDC recommendations, Metro recommends that employees and riders continue to wear a mask when in indoor public transit settings and on transit vehicles.

For more information about how Metro is working to minimize the spread of Covid-19, visit ometro.com/covid-19

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COVID-19 – Service Impacts

Please be aware that COVID-19 may cause staffing challenges that result in temporary delays or changes in service times.

Riders can track their buses with MyRide OMA and create accounts to receive notifications about service interruptions and detours. Learn more about signing up for MyRide OMA here.

 

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are presumed positive, please refrain from riding until you have completed your quarantine under your doctor’s guidance. Learn more about COVID-19, when to isolate, and our county’s response here.

Long-term Detours

Select a route below to view active long-term detours. For today’s rider alerts, check MyRideOMA.

ORBT ORBT

ORBT 10th & Douglas Station Closure

Effective Monday, April 11th, the 10th & Douglas ORBT Station [ID: 6013] will be closed due to work on the Riverfront Project. The closure is anticipated to be for approximately 6 weeks.

During this time, the ORBT Station at 15th & Douglas [ID: 6012] will be the last eastbound stop for ORBT. Passengers are encouraged to catch ORBT at 15th & Douglas or at the westbound stops at 10th & Capitol [ID: 2569] or 12th & Dodge [ID: 6015].

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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ORBT Downtown Layover: 10th & Capitol

To reduce delays and provide better access for riders during riverfront construction, the downtown ORBT layover has shifted from 8th & Farnam to 10th & Capitol. Riders will be able to board and exit at the new ORBT sign at this location.

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3 North 40th / South 42nd

4 Maple Street

Route 4: Mike Fahey Detour

Starting Monday, May 2nd, the intersection of North 16th Street and Mike Fahey will be closed for approximately 1 month due to utility work. During this time, Route 4 will operate the following detour:

Eastbound:

Regular route to 16th & Cuming, continue on Cuming to 15th, Right on 15th to California, Right on California to 16th, Left on 16th to resume regular route.

Westbound:

Regular route to 16th & California, right on California to 15th, left on 15th to Cuming, left on Cuming to resume regular route at 16th.

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5 90th Street

8 60th / Blondo Street

11 Leavenworth Street

13 13th / L Street

Route 13: Nicholas Street Detour

Starting Monday, May 2nd, Nicholas Street between North 11th St and North 16th St will be closed for approximately 5 weeks due to utility work. During this time, Route 13 will the following detour:

Eastbound:

Regular route to 12th & Izzard, Left on Izzard to 14th (no layover on Izzard), Left on 14th using regular route to 14th & Douglas, laying over in front of W. Dale Clark Library.

Westbound: 

Regular route from layover (14th & Douglas)

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14 108th / Fort

Route 14: 108th Street Detour

Effective Monday, April 11th, 108th Street will be closed due to street improvements. During this time, Route 14 will operate the following detour:

Westbound: Regular route to 108th & Blondo, right on Blondo to Papillion Parkway, left on Papillion Parkway to Mill Valley Road, right on Mill Valley Road to resume regular route.

Eastbound:  Regular route to 108th & Mill Valley Road, left on Mill Valley Road to Papillion Parkway, left on Papillion Parkway to Blondo Street, right on Blondo Street to 108th Street, left on 108th Street to resume regular route.

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15 Center Street

Route 15: Askarben Detour

Numerous activities planned in the Aksarben Village area will close the intersection of 67th & Mercy Road in the upcoming months, meaning Route 15 will have to be on detour.

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Market to Midtown Bikeway

Bike Walk Nebraska and Metro Smart Cities have partnered on a protected bikeway on Harney Street from Midtown to Downtown Omaha. The bikeway is also served by Metro Routes 15, 18, and 30. Your bus stop may have moved. Please travel safely, and follow updated instructions.

 

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16 East Omaha / North 16th

Route 16 – 8th & Farnam Detour

Effective Monday, 09/05/2020, 10th to 8th Streets, and 8th street will be closed from Douglas to Farnam will be closed due to Gene Leahy Mall reconstruction project. The work is scheduled for two years. During this time, route 16 will operate the following detour:

Southbound: Regular route to 10th & Capitol Ave, west to 14th Street, south to downtown library bus stop to resume regular route.

The following bus stops will be temporarily out of service: 8th & Douglas SW, 8th & Farnam NW.

Customers should use alternate stop locations at .

Northbound: Regular route to Continue south from downtown library bus stop to Farnam, west to 15th Street, north to resume regular route. to resume regular route.

The following bus stops will be temporarily out of service: 8th & Farnam NW, 11th & Farnam NE, 13th & Farnam NE.

Customers should use alternate stop locations at .

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18 72nd / Ames Avenue

Market to Midtown Bikeway

Bike Walk Nebraska and Metro Smart Cities have partnered on a protected bikeway on Harney Street from Midtown to Downtown Omaha. The bikeway is also served by Metro Routes 15, 18, and 30. Your bus stop may have moved. Please travel safely, and follow updated instructions.

 

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24 24th Street

26 North Omaha

30 30th Street

Market to Midtown Bikeway

Bike Walk Nebraska and Metro Smart Cities have partnered on a protected bikeway on Harney Street from Midtown to Downtown Omaha. The bikeway is also served by Metro Routes 15, 18, and 30. Your bus stop may have moved. Please travel safely, and follow updated instructions.

 

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34 West I Street

Route service remains suspended

Update: As of Sunday, July 26th, the service suspension below will remain in effect.

Due to reduced ridership, Metro will suspend service on Routes 34 and 96 starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020. This will remain in effect until further notice.

To plan a trip with an alternate route, use the Trip Planner at MyRide OMA.

35 North 33rd Street

36 South Omaha

55 Q Street

Route 55: I Street Detour

Starting Tuesday, May 10th, I Street between I-80 and 108th Street will be closed due to street widening for approximately 7 months. During this time, Route 55 will operate the following detour:

Westbound:

Regular route to 120th & M St, continue on 120th merging onto L St eastbound to 108th, Right on 108th laying over at 108th & M St.

Eastbound:

Continue regular route from “layover” on 108th & M St.

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G Green Route / Downtown

Green Route: Mike Fahey Detour

Starting Monday, May 2nd, the intersection of North 16th Street and Mike Fahey will be closed for approximately 1 month due to utility work. During this time, the Green Route will operate the following detour:

Regular route to 17th & California, continue on 17th to Cuming St, right on Cuming to 15th, right on 15th to Mike Fahey, left on Mike Fahey to resume regular route.

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B Blue Route / Council Bluffs

Y Yellow Route / Council Bluffs

92 Dodge Express

93 South 84th Express

94 West Center Express

8th & Farnam Detour

Effective Monday, August 5, Douglas Street will be closed from 10th to 8th Streets, and 8th street will be closed from Douglas to Farnam due to the Gene Leahy Mall reconstruction project. The closure will be in effect for two years. During this time, route 94 will operate the following detour:

Eastbound: Regular route to 14th & Douglas, east to 13th, north to Cuming, west to Metro garage.

The following bus stops will be temporarily out of service: 10th & Douglas SW, 8th & Douglas SW, 8th & Farnam NW

 

Westbound: East on Cuming from Metro garage to 10th Street, south to Dodge, west to resume regular route.

The following bus stop will be temporarily closed:

8th & Farnam NW

95 Bellevue Express

96 Q Street Express

Route service remains suspended

Update: As of Sunday, July 26th, the service suspension below will remain in effect.

Due to reduced ridership, Metro will suspend service on Routes 34 and 96 starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020. This will remain in effect until further notice.

To plan a trip with an alternate route, use the Trip Planner at MyRide OMA.

97 Millard Express

8th & Farnam Detour

Effective Monday, August 5, Douglas Street will be closed from 10th to 8th Streets, and 8th street will be closed from Douglas to Farnam due to the Gene Leahy Mall reconstruction project. The closure will be in effect for two years. During this time, route 94 will operate the following detour:

Eastbound: Regular route to 14th & Douglas, east to 13th, north to Cuming, west to Metro garage.

The following bus stops will be temporarily out of service: 10th & Douglas SW, 8th & Douglas SW, 8th & Farnam NW

 

Westbound: East on Cuming from Metro garage to 10th Street, south to Dodge, west to resume regular route.

The following bus stop will be temporarily closed:

8th & Farnam NW

98 Maple Village Express