Omaha, NE – The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency wants public input on its Transportation Improvement Program, also known as TIP.
MAPA is federally mandated to create and maintain the TIP. The TIP lists several significant transportation programs slated for the metropolitan area over the next four years. Some of the projects on MAPA's list include the widening of 144th Street from two to four lanes between W. Dodge Road and Eagle Run Drive and the construction of the Missouri River Bridge at US-34 south of Bellevue.
Omaha, NE – A new economic study shows a need for Nebraska to grow its economy by attracting more specialized industries and local workers.
The report was released Thursday. It says Nebraska has a diverse economy and is positioned for growth in several industries. Financial services, transportation, metals manufacturing, biosciences and renewable fuels are the state's strongest industry clusters. Research and development were also identified as areas of strength.
Omaha, NE – Douglas County health officials say they've received several reports of bed bug infestations.
A news release from the Douglas County Health Department says bed bugs have to be brought from one place to another. An infestation can happen after traveling, or come from used furniture. Health Department Resource Specialist Phil Rooney says once the bugs are in a home, they're hard to get rid of.
Omaha, NE – September is National Preparedness Month.
During September, the federal government and organizations such as the American Red Cross are sharing tips to prepare for both natural and man-made disasters. The month focuses on three components of safety: making a plan, putting together an emergency kit, and being informed.