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 […]

Metro Transit Executive Director to Retire

January 30, 2020

  Curt Simon, Metro Transit’s executive director, will retire after more than 33 years of service. Simon will step down this fall, announced Jay Lund, Vice Chair of Metro’s Board of Directors, at Thursday’s Board meeting. Simon, 66, has spent […]

Metro Provides Early Access to Apple Mobile App

December 5, 2019

This week, Metro took another step in testing its real-time bus tracking system, MyRide OMA, by providing early access to an AppleTM mobile app. In addition to an AndroidTM mobile app and text message features to receive bus arrival times […]

Metro Receives $4.7 Million Transit Grant

November 22, 2019

More changes and improvements are coming to Metro Transit. On Wednesday, November 20, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that Omaha will receive $4.7 million to improve its public transportation fleet. These funds are awarded through […]

Metro Adds Mobile App and Text Message Features to MyRide OMA

September 20, 2019

This week, Metro took the next step in testing its real-time bus tracking system, MyRide OMA, by providing early access to an AndroidTM mobile app, a text message system, and account management features. Riders can download the Android app, send […]

Metro Transit to Begin ORBT Platform Construction

July 29, 2019

Omaha’s first bus rapid transit line is coming soon. Construction will begin mid-August on Metro Transit’s future ORBT stations. Metro’s construction team, led by The Weitz Company, will lay the foundation for each station, which includes platform preparation, roadway improvements […]

Metro Unveils Bus Tracking Site

April 17, 2019

Tuesday, Metro unveiled MyRide OMA, a bus tracking website that provides bus arrival information and an upgraded trip planner. Metro is testing website features and asking riders to provide feedback on their experience using it. “This system will be great […]