Public transportation in Nebraska is a vital part of the solution to the state’s economic, energy, and health care challenges through providing an alternative in congested urban areas and serving as a lifeline to rural communities. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns.
Nebraska Public Transit is a program administered by the Nebraska Department of Transportation. NDOT’s Local Assistance Division is responsible for coordinating public transportation activities in Nebraska’s 93 counties and provides technical assistance as requested. NDOT receives money from the Federal Transit Administration and state transportation funds to fulfill requirements set forth by Nebraska Revised Statute 13-1204.
In 2013, NDOT and the University of Nebraska developed a project to assist with improving and promoting public transit across Nebraska. NDOT sponsors the project collaborating with the Nebraska Safety Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney College of Business & Technology and the Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Public Affairs and Community Service.
The team combines experts in the fields of business, safety, technology, research, and public policy to work diligently toward a safer, more efficient, and more reliable public transportation system for everyone. The project focuses on the unique mobility challenges faced by our state’s rural residents, many of whom rely on public transportation as a critical point of access to social and economic resources.
The current, two and a half year portfolio of projects includes:
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MOBILITY MATTERS - Transit Challenges, Nebraska Solutions
Mobility Matters is a quarterly newsletter that covers transit topics from the Nebraska Department of Transportation, the Nebraska Association of Transportation Providers, and Wellness information in one digital newsletter. See how important mobility is to Nebraska by reading the newsletters below.
|Jodi Gibson||Highway Local Assistance Division Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kari Ruse||Transit Programs Specialistemail@example.com|
|George Gallardo||Transportation Planner IIIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wayne Masek||Transportation Planner IIIemail@example.com|
|June Weyers||Federal Aid Administrator IIIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lucinda Dowding||Federal Aid Administrator IIIemail@example.com|
|Linda Langdale||Federal Aid Administrator IIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Valda Opp||Federal Aid Administrator IIemail@example.com|
|Darla Morris||Co-Interim Operations Manager | Business Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Erin Howard||Co-Interim Operations Manager | Transportation Safety and Marketing Manageremail@example.com|
|Kaitlyn Richardson||Rural Transit Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mitchell Locken||Rural Transit Lead Traineremail@example.com|
|Marshall Barth||Fleet and Office Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Elizabeth Mendyk||Customer Service Specialistemail@example.com|
|Sam Colligan||Rural Transit Assistant | Graphic Designerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|William Bivin||Statewide Mobility Manager, Center for Public Affairs Researchemail@example.com|
|Tara Grell||Graphic Designer, Center for Public Affairs Researchfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matt Harrington||Communications Specialist, Center for Public Affairs Researchemail@example.com|
|Clay Stevens||Research Software Engineer, Center for Public Affairs Researchfirstname.lastname@example.org|
RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
|Josie Schafer||Director, Center for Public Affairs Researchemail@example.com|
|Yu-Che Chen||Director, Global Digital Governance Labfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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