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 […]

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 […]