Open house next week on Transit Alternatives Analysis

May 24, 2012

The executive director of Omaha’s Metro Area Transit says all options are on the table to expand alternative transportation.

An open house is scheduled for next Wednesday on the Central Omaha Transit Alternatives Analysis. Metro and the city of Omaha are working to identify transportation options in a corridor that borders 72nd Street, Center Street, Cuming Street, and the Riverfront.

Metro Area Transit executive director Curt Simon says a strong transportation system says that corridor in particular has seen significant development. “You’ve had the refurbishment, if you will, of downtown Omaha, you’ve had significant investment at Midtown with what’s going on there, the UNO campus continues to expand, the med center area with everything that’s going on there and the new research facility, and then of course what’s happened at Aksarben Village.”

Next week’s open house will be held at the UNO Thompson Alumni Center. At least four public meetings are planned.

The Central Omaha Transit Alternatives Analysis costs $1.3 million and could be complete in July 2013.