Project Goal:Lincoln-Omaha Intercity Bus

Conduct a feasibility study to deliver a future Lincoln to Omaha intercity bus route based on the Colorado Bustang model. Determine investment needed to launch similar service including capital investment and long-term sustainability.

Project Description:

The local project team will review previous studies completed for transit options between Lincoln and Omaha. A Technical Committee will be developed and assist in developing realistic goals and objectives for the service, for both the short-term and long-term. The local team will review and discuss project needs, gaps, and strategies for proposed transit routes between the two cities. The local project team will conduct multiple stakeholder interviews to ensure input from Omaha, Lincoln, and the smaller communities is considered for the final transit routes.

The FTA 5311 (f) policies and regulations will be thoroughly reviewed to understand and maximize funding resources for the future transit service. The local project team will provide community overview, including socioeconomic and demographic data, major activity centers, travel flow and patterns, and an inventory of existing services and providers. Service alternatives will be developed, which include route alternatives, service characteristics, operating and capital costs. The advantages and disadvantages for each option will be compared, with a recommended preferred alternative.

Project Updates:

June 2020 — The public input phase concluded in February. The final report will be ready in July 2020.

Public Input Round Three:

  • Meeting Handout
  • Meeting Presentation
  • View the recorded presentation.
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 12:00-5:00 p.m.
    Country Inn & Suites - 5353 N. 27th Street, Lincoln, NE 68521
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 12:00-5:00 p.m.
    The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center - 2825 Y Street, Omaha, NE 68107
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 12:00-5:00 p.m.
    Ashland Public Library - 1324 Silver Street, Ashland, NE 68003

Public Input Round Two:

Public Input Round One:

  • Meeting Handout
  • Meeting Handout (Spanish)
  • Meeting Handout (Vietnamese)
  • Meeting Presentation
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Greenwood Fire Hall - 251 Broad Street, Greenwood, NE 68366
  • Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Lancaster County Extension Office - 444 Cherrycreek Rd., Lincoln, NE 68528
  • Friday, September 6, 2019 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center - 2825 Y Street, Omaha, NE 68107


  1. June 18, 2019 – Notice to Proceed
  2. July 31, 2019 – NDOT Kickoff Meeting
  3. July 31, 2019 – Project Kickoff Conference Call Meeting
  4. September 30, 2019 – Existing Conditions Public Engagement
  5. December 31, 2019 – Alternatives Public Engagement
  6. March 31, 2020 – Anticipated Study Completion


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Go NE Where Mobility Management

William Bivin, Statewide Mobility Manager

Contact Information

Statewide Mobility Manager
William Bivin

Innovation Campus
2021 Transformation Drive
Suite 1250-4
Lincoln, NE

Mobility Management Project Firms: Olsson, Cambridge Systematics, TransitPlus, CDM Smith, LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc., University of Nebraska, KFH Group, Bourne Transit Consulting LLC