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ORBT celebrates first year of stellar service in Omaha

November 18, 2021

The first ORBT bus left […]

Metro Transit sees ridership growth across network, record-breaking ridership on ORBT

September 27, 2021

Metro Transit transported more passengers […]

ORBT fares to begin Oct. 1 with the introduction of contactless fare payment system, Umo

September 3, 2021

Metro is preparing to introduce […]

Metro identifies 24th Street as next transit priority corridor

July 22, 2021

Throughout 2021, Metro staff has […]

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Metro Transit awarded $1.6 million federal grant to study 24th Street

November 19, 2021

On Friday, Metro Transit announced it will receive a $1.6 million competitive federal RAISE grant to study the 24th Street corridor for potential transit enhancements. “We’re humbled and honored to be awarded such a selective grant and look forward to […]

Metro to continue MetroNEXT planning with virtual meetings

November 5, 2021

Next week, Metro Transit will begin hosting virtual meetings to continue its strategic planning initiative, MetroNEXT, which aims to outline a path toward enhanced public transit for the region. Through these meetings, Metro will be seeking input from the public […]

Metro Transit introduces contactless fare payment option, Umo

September 20, 2021

Today, Metro’s bus and MOBY paratransit riders can begin using the new contactless fare payment option, Umo (pronounced “you-mo”). With Umo, riders can board and manage accounts with a mobile app, or board with Umo smart cards and manage accounts […]

ORBT fares to begin Oct. 1 with the introduction of contactless fare payment system, Umo

September 3, 2021

Metro Transit is preparing to introduce a new, contactless option to its fare payment system – Umo. With Umo, riders will board and manage accounts with a mobile app, or board with Umo smart cards and manage accounts online. The […]

Metro Transit ready for new school year after successful summer of K-12 Rides Free

August 20, 2021

Metro Transit is welcoming students on board this school year with the ongoing “K-12 Rides Free” pilot program. Students have logged more than 11,000 rides in the program’s first three months.   “Students have really embraced the Metro system through this pilot program,” said Metro CEO, Lauren […]

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