New Buses Coming to Omaha

July 13, 2018

Metro’s bus fleet is getting younger. 38 new buses will replace about one-third of Metro’s fleet by early next year, with the first scheduled to arrive in two weeks. “These new buses will be more comfortable, more reliable, and less […]

50 New Bus Shelters Coming to Omaha This Fall

June 28, 2018

Metro officials unveiled the first of 50 new bus shelters to be installed around the city in the next few months. “We look forward to improving accessibility, comfort, and convenience for our riders” said Curt Simon, Metro’s Executive Director. “This […]

Metro Transit Introduces Natural Gas

June 14, 2018

Metro Transit’s fleet is getting greener. Metro has received nine new vans powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) for its paratransit service, MOBY. The vans replaced older models earlier this month. The introduction of its first CNG vehicles marks a […]

Connecting OMA: Transit Improvements Coming to Omaha

May 11, 2018

New buses, new shelters, and new technology – these are just a few of the changes coming to the Omaha’s public transit system in the next 18 months. “2018 and 2019 will be big years in Omaha for transit,” said […]

Metro Announces Contract Award for Environmentally-Friendly Buses

October 28, 2017

Metro Transit’s fleet is getting greener with the receipt of five new buses and the contract award for 23 more to replace older models. The five 30-foot buses were placed into service last week.  Also, in keeping with Metro’s sustainability […]

Rapid Transit Service Launches a Brand Name

August 16, 2017

Today, Curt Simon, executive director of Metro Transit, announced the branding of the rapid transit bus service currently under design. Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT) is a new public transportation option that will be implemented in Omaha in late 2018. […]

Metro Announces Purchase of New CNG MOBY Buses

June 17, 2017

Metro’s Board of Directors has approved the purchase of nine (9) compressed natural gas (CNG) powered buses for Metro’s paratransit service, MOBY.  They will replace current vehicles that have reached their useful life, as calculated by the Federal Transit Administration […]

Four CNG-Powered Vans Join Fleet to Improve Metro Area’s Air Quality

May 15, 2015

Metro Transit announces a “first step” to improve the metropolitan area’s air quality. Thanks to a Nebraska Environmental Trust grant, Metro Transit will incorporate the benefits of compressed natural gas (CNG) into their current transit fleet to contribute to cleaner, […]

Metro Awarded $15 Million TIGER Grant for BRT System

September 15, 2014

On September 15, 2014, US Department of Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, visited Omaha to personally announce that Metro was awarded a competitive federal TIGER grant for $15 million dollars towards building a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Omaha. Why […]