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Nebraska Public Transit Research

The Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha has developed three studies in collaboration with the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

1. Assessment of Intercity Bus Services in Nebraska

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) defines intercity bus service as regularly scheduled bus service for the general public that operates with limited stops over fixed routes connecting two or more urban areas not in close proximity, that has the capacity for transporting baggage carried by passengers and that makes meaningful connections with scheduled intercity bus service to more distance points, if such service is available. In rural states like Nebraska, intercity bus service is most often used to connect rural areas with larger urbanized areas.

The objectives of this study include the following.

  1. Identify existing intercity bus service.
  2. Interview intercity bus providers.
  3. Conduct public information open houses to identify ridership demographics.
  4. Gather public input to identify gaps in service.
  5. Summarize the information gathered.
  6. Develop an action plan to address intercity bus needs.
  7. Share the study findings with the transportation community and general public.

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2. Rural Transit: UNO Policy Brief for the Nebraska Legislature

Rural Nebraska is served by a variety of transportation services, including rural public transit, intercity bus service, Amtrak, and air service, as well as private vehicles. Despite this, many rural Nebraskans have no or limited access to transportation services. This report looks at some aspects of rural transit in Nebraska.

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3. Mobility Management: Empirical Evidence of Fiscal Benefits from Multiple States

Mobility management can be defined as a strategic approach to transportation service coordination that improves efficiencies and increases transportation options to meet the needs of the public. What follows are examples of the benefits derived from successfully implemented mobility management projects.

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