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How to Ride ORBT

Welcome aboard ORBT, Metro Transit’s first rapid transit line.

Here are some tips to get you on your way. Enjoy the ride!

Plan Your Trip

You can plan your trip with ORBT just like any other Metro route! 

Check out our handy bus tracking system, MyRideOMA, or use your preferred map application to plan your trip. You can also contact our Customer Service team for assistance in getting the best directions. Send us your travel plans using our online comment form or call us at 402-341-0800 or 402-341-0807 (TDD). 

Route Map

ORBT serves 23 Stations and four Stops along its 8-mile route from Westroads to downtown.

The ORBT route extends from Westroads Mall to downtown Omaha.

ORBT Stations

Each ORBT Station has a raised platform, canopy, bike rack, and tech upgrades like free WiFi to enhance your ride.

ORBT Westroads Station

ORBT Stops

Some ORBT Stops will have shelters and bike racks, while others will just have signs — all will provide access to reliable and convenient transit! 

Check out ORBT Stop locations here! 

rendering of an ORBT stop

Park & Ride

Park & Ride lots are a great way to save on gas, take the stress out of your commute and reduce your time behind the wheel — without giving up your car entirely. 

The Westroads Park & Ride is conveniently located at ORBT’s western endpoint, providing commuters with free, dedicated parking spots to connect with ORBT at the Westroads Transit Center.

Sharing the Road with ORBT

Track Your Bus

ORBT buses come frequently, providing service every ten minutes during weekdays! Your next bus is always coming soon.

ORBT Stations feature digital bus tracking displays and audio announcements, so you’ll know exactly when the next bus is arriving.

At any moment, you can use MyRide OMA to track where your ORBT bus is — or any bus in the Metro system! 

Boarding and Exiting

Platforms

ORBT Stations have raised platforms for level boarding — no climbing, no stairs! 

When an ORBT bus approaches, please stay behind the warning strip until the bus comes to a complete stop. Don’t worry about hailing the bus — ORBT will stop at every station and stop!

Check the sign on the front of the bus to see if it’s heading in the right direction for your trip.

Doors

ORBT buses have three doors. Whether you’re boarding from an ORBT Station or a Stop, you can board through any door.

  • Wheelchair users should board at the front door to use the ramp,
  • Cyclists should board at the rear door to use the onboard bike racks and exit through the same door.

 

You can access Metro’s free Wi-Fi by finding your ORBT bus or ORBT station in your device’s Wi-Fi settings:

  • On ORBT buses, look for “Metro_Bus#”
  • At ORBT stations, look for “ORBT Guest”

Exiting

To exit an ORBT bus, there’s no need to push a button or pull a cord. ORBT will stop at every station and stop!

Note: at the Westroads and 10th & Douglas ORBT Stations, riders will be asked to exit the bus so automatic passenger counters at the doors can capture accurate ridership tallies. If you wish to continue your trip, you can get right back on!

PRO TIP:

ORBT is free to ride for the first four months — just get on board and go!

 

How to Transfer Between Rapid Transit and Bus

FROM BUS TO ORBT

If you’re transferring to ORBT from another Metro route, no additional payment is required — ORBT is offering free fares for the first four months. Welcome aboard!

FROM ORBT TO BUS

If you’re transferring from ORBT to another Metro route, you’ll need to pay a fare for your next bus. Please have your fare ready when you board.

Station Closures

ORBT buses only stop at designated ORBT stations or stops. If an ORBT station is closed, riders will be directed to an alternate stop by displays at stations and on MyRide OMA. As always, you can ask your driver or call Customer Service!

View alternate stop locations here

ORBT bus with Welcome Aboard message display

Have questions?

ORBT is brand new to everyone, and our Customer Service team is here if you need any help learning how to navigate rapid transit. Contact us through our online comment form or call us at 402-341-0800 or 402-341-0807 (TDD). 

Frequently Asked Questions