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 […]