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 […]

Route Changes Coming Sunday, May 26th

April 10, 2019

Metro regularly evaluates the network of bus routes to look for ways to better serve our community. On Sunday, May 26th, several route changes will be implemented to address a variety of challenges and opportunities: Rider Alert Download (Spanish) Rider […]

Metro to Open Aksarben Transit Center

January 20, 2019

This Sunday, Metro will open the Aksarben Transit Center at 68th & Mercy Road. The new location will replace the Bergan Mercy Transit Center and offer riders better connections to destinations such as Aksarben Village, College of Saint Mary, the University […]

Metro’s First Natural Gas Bus Begins Operation

August 23, 2018

Metro’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) bus went into service today. Bus 1801 departed the Metro garage at 9:50 a.m. on Route 4, which connects downtown Omaha, Benson, and Westroads Mall. It is one of 14 new CNG buses that […]

Metro Announces Aksarben Transit Center

July 26, 2018

A major destination in Omaha will soon have its own transit center. This fall, Metro will relocate the CUMC – Bergan Mercy Transit Center to the Askarben area. Construction began Thursday on the Aksarben Transit Center at 68th & Mercy […]