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 […]

Bus Ridership Increased Forty Percent on Election Day

November 4, 2020

OMAHA, Neb – Metro Transit saw bus ridership increase almost forty percent during its Bus to Ballot initiative Tuesday. Bus and MOBY paratransit services were fare-free for Election Day to help ensure that transportation was not a barrier to vote. […]

Temporary Changes to Route 92 Starting November 18

October 28, 2020

Beginning on November 18, Metro will temporarily modify Route 92 to align with the launch of ORBT and respond to changing ridership patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Route 92 & COVID-19 Ridership on Route 92 has been down about 90% […]

Metro Identifies New CEO

July 30, 2020

Metro Transit’s Board of Directors announced Thursday its intention to hire Lauren Cencic as Metro’s new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Executive Director Curt Simon, who is retiring after 33 years of service. “Lauren possesses all the qualities we sought in […]

Service Increases, Route Changes to Begin July 26th

July 14, 2020

Beginning Sunday, July 26th, Metro will increase bus service and make select route changes in an effort to improve efficiency, serve new areas, and allow for more social distancing on board. Changes include: New Service in North Downtown To better […]

Route 2 – ORBT Update

June 19, 2020

Later this year, Metro will replace Route 2 with ORBT, Omaha’s first bus rapid transit line. In anticipation of this change, Metro hosted two open houses in March for riders whose trips may be affected. A third open house was […]

Front Door Boarding, Fare Collection to Resume on Metro Buses June 15th

June 3, 2020

Starting Monday, June 15th, front door boarding and fare collection will resume on all Metro buses and MOBY paratransit vehicles. Staff is in the process of installing safety shields around bus driver seats, which will reduce contact between drivers and […]

Metro Transit Begins Executive Search

April 13, 2020

Metro Transit has begun a national search to hire its next chief executive, as Executive Director Curt Simon will be retiring this fall after more than 33 years of service. Metro’s Board of Directors has enlisted a national search firm, […]

Metro to Cancel Public Open House for ORBT & Route 2

March 13, 2020

After a comprehensive analysis of transit use along Dodge Street, Metro announced in late February that Route 2 will be replaced by ORBT when it launches later this year. In early March, Metro hosted two public open houses to help […]

ORBT to Replace Route 2 This Fall

February 27, 2020

After a comprehensive analysis of transit use along Dodge Street, Metro announced today ORBT will replace Route 2 when it launches later this year, increasing daily round trips from 65 to 100 buses during the week. ORBT, which is Omaha’s […]