Metro celebrates hometown boxing legend “Bud” Crawford with free fares Saturday 

August 11, 2023

OMAHA, Neb. – In honor of Terence “Bud” Crawford’s victory as the newly undisputed welterweight champion of the world, Metro will provide free fares on all Metro bus, ORBT, and MOBY rides on Saturday, August 12th.   This will allow fans […]

Several downtown bus stops closed for construction, riders should use alternative stops

September 20, 2022

On Monday, September 19th, 2022 several stops near the former downtown library (between 14th & 15th Streets and Farnam and Douglas Streets) closed for construction. These closures are anticipated to last for 3 years. Routes 4, 15, 16, 18, 30: […]

Metro takes first steps in MetroNEXT plan with increased service, frequency on key routes

September 8, 2022

In an effort to move service forward and better serve the community, Metro Transit will be increasing service on numerous routes. These changes bring the Metro system close to pre-pandemic levels of service, with some routes running at even higher […]

Heartland Bike Share & ORBT partner to improve connections along Dodge Street

June 6, 2022

ORBT stations will soon be providing more than just bus rides – 14 new Heartland Bike Share stations and 100 new e-bikes will be introduced along the ORBT route this summer to provide more connectivity across Omaha. The project will […]

Metro Extends K-12 Rides Free Program Through Summer

May 20, 2022

Today, Metro announced the extension of K-12 Rides Free through students’ summer break. The program provides free transit access for kindergarten through 12th grade students in the Omaha area. “The K-12 Rides Free program has shown us how many students […]

Metro prepares for the future with approved MetroNEXT Plan

April 28, 2022

At the April meeting, Metro’s Board of Directors voted to adopt the MetroNEXT Plan. This plan will guide transit investments and priorities to 2030 for the Omaha area. This plan came out of a yearlong strategic planning and public engagement […]

Metro to present MetroNEXT draft plan to public

April 5, 2022

This April, Metro Transit will be bringing the final draft of its MetroNEXT plan to the public. The plan addresses ways to guide transit investments and priorities to 2030, including a list of projects. MetroNEXT is Metro’s yearlong strategic planning […]

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 […]