The Omaha Metro bus system is getting a major face lift. Starting today the Omaha Metro will begin construction on the new ORBT (Omaha Rapid Bus Transit) line stations! The crews start digging in the westbound lanes of Dodge at 90th and 62nd Street. These stations will update public transit located close to Villa Vinee Apartments. This will cause lane restrictions on Dodge- so be on the lookout if you are driving! Consider using public transit to cut down on your carbon footprint.
What to expect from these new ORBT stations? New ticketing systems! Instead of digging for change, there will be a ticket station where you can prepay for your ride! This will make the transit seamless and faster for all passengers. The buses are also a lot longer and can accommodate up to 80 passengers at a time! The entry for the bus will now be level with the sidewalk- making for safer entry and exit. It gets better! These buses will also be equipped with free Wi-Fi, live bus route updates and have better bike accommodations.
These ORBT buses will be seen around town starting in Fall of 2019 and the ORBT stations and rapid bus line will roll out in Spring of 2020!