Nebraska Public Transit Week is an opportunity for all Nebraskans to show support for their local transit system and to experience the benefits of public transportation for themselves.

History

Nebraska Public Transit Week has been dedicated to raising awareness of public transportation across the state for the past four years. In 2017, the state’s public transit drivers provided 6.5 million trips and traveled over 10 million miles.

Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed Nebraska Public Transit Week in 2015, 20162017, and 2018. Public transit providers will celebrate Nebraska Public Transit Week in 2019 from April 7-13.

Participation

Transportation providers hold events and promotions in communities across the state. Past events and promotions have included:

  • Free or Half Price Rides
  • Veterans, Passenger, and/or Driver Appreciation Days
  • Travel Training Days
  • Open House/Garage Celebrations
  • Stuff the Bus
  • Buddy Days
  • Coloring Contests