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 […]

Metro identifies 24th Street as next transit priority corridor

July 22, 2021

Metro Transit has identified 24th Street as the next transit priority corridor through its public engagement and strategic planning initiative, MetroNEXT. 24th Street was selected after analyzing 15 potential corridors for a variety of factors, including current bus ridership, people […]

Metro Transit announces free rides for K-12 students with pilot program

April 22, 2021

Metro Transit announced today “K-12 Rides Free,” a pilot program to offer free transit access for kindergarten through 12th-grade students in the Omaha region. “Through this program, Metro will be working with schools and students to connect them to public transportation,” […]

Metro Transit announces ORBT free fare extension

March 25, 2021

Today, Metro Transit announced that the current ORBT free fare period will be extended to early summer. “We’re glad to offer riders more opportunities to experience high quality transit without needing a fare,” said Metro’s CEO, Lauren Cencic. “We’ve seen tremendous […]

Metro Transit updates pandemic procedures, implements federal mask mandate

February 1, 2021

Effective Monday, February 1st at 11:59 p.m., face coverings must be worn to ride Metro Transit buses and paratransit vans and access Metro facilities. Riders not wearing an appropriate face covering will be denied service. Metro is following requirements from […]

Metro Service Increases, Route Changes Coming Mid-November

November 6, 2020

OMAHA, Neb – From Sunday, November 15th through Wednesday, November 18th, Metro Transit will introduce various route changes to increase service, expand routes, and coordinate with the launch of its first rapid transit line, ORBT. “By making these service increases […]