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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Roads has identified $10.2 billion in projects that it says are needed over the next 20 years.

Iowa DOT looks to improve park and ride system

Sep 18, 2014

The Iowa Department of Transportation is looking to improve its park and ride system for commuters.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A nearly $15 million federal grant will help Omaha develop a new rapid bus service linking Westroads Mall with downtown and major employers in midtown.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State regulators have cited three people in suburban Omaha in connection with ridesharing, a smartphone-based service that's not allowed in Nebraska.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A low bridge in Council Bluffs is proving challenging to motorists.

Use of alternative transportation encouraged during July

Jul 8, 2014
Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

You can ride the bus during July in the Omaha metro area for 50 cents.

Michael Felschow, Transportation Manager at the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency says the Platteview Road Corridor is a high priority because of the realignment of Highway 34.

AAA Nebraska: gas prices down in time for holiday travel

May 23, 2014

AAA expects 36.1 million people will travel 50 or more miles from home during the Memorial Day weekend.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The number of roadway fatalities in Nebraska has barely changed this year compared to the same period in 2013, and state officials say most of those killed weren't wearing seat belts.

The public is invited to comment on the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency’s amended 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27th.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The ridesharing company Lyft says it will continue offering free rides in Omaha and Lincoln.

Live Well Omaha’s Commuter Challenge is underway through the end of September.

Report looks at condition of bridges in Nebraska

Apr 29, 2014

A new report finds 18 percent of bridges in Nebraska are structurally deficient.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State regulators will keep an eye on the ridesharing company Lyft as it offers free services in Lincoln and Omaha for the next two weeks.

Additional open houses set for Heartland 2050 project

Apr 8, 2014

25 open houses are scheduled during the next month for additional public input on the Heartland 2050 plan.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate have taken a new route to address distracted driving across the state.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill to allow bond financing for Nebraska road projects overcame a filibuster in the Legislature by lawmakers concerned about taking on the debt.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill to allow bond financing for Nebraska road projects is hitting a roadblock in the Legislature.

The reconstruction of I-29 at U-S Highway 275 and Iowa Highway 92 in Council Bluffs is the subject of a public meeting next Tuesday.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are being asked to take a new approach to roads funding, with a bill that would allow the state to finance high-priority projects with bonds.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Highway traffic safety is getting a lot of attention from the State legislature, where lawmakers are hearing fresh calls to crack down on texting and driving.

Iowa DOT

Construction is underway on the next two segments of a five-part interstate reconstruction project through Council Bluffs.

The city of Omaha will receive $6 million in state funding for road maintenance and repairs.

Central Omaha Transit public meeting Tuesday

Dec 3, 2013

Transportation and public transit options are the subject of a meeting Tuesday evening in Omaha.

Bicycle corral installed in Benson

Dec 2, 2013

Bicyclists in Benson have a new place to park their bikes.

A new study by UNMC shows the number of pedestrians and bicyclists killed in collisions with distracted drivers increased from 2005 to 2010.

(Information in the following story is from: WOWT-TV, http://www.wowt.com)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha bicycling club has donated more than $1,000 to help the city's police bike patrol.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ten years after workers began widening Interstate 80 between Omaha and Lincoln all six lanes will be open to traffic later this week.

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Several Iowa police chiefs have spoken out against proposed state rules for traffic cameras, but a state official says the chiefs are just protecting a revenue source.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans will likely notice a change when it comes time to renew their license plates because reminder letters will now come from the state instead of counties.

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