2020 Nebraska Public Transit Week Proclamation Signing photo

While we can't be there in person this year, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring April 11-17 as Nebraska Public Transit Week. Show your support for a service that helps thousands of Nebraskans stay mobile and access critical services like education, employment, and medical care.

Nebraska Public Transit Week - Pledge to Ride Transit

New This Year:

Pledge to Ride Transit

Thank you to the 113 passengers who filled out the pledge form to show your support for public transportation in Nebraska.

 

Trivia Game:

During Nebraska Public Transit Week we had 37 players take part in the trivia game. Below is the final leaderboard.

Nebraska Public Transit Week Trivia Game Leaderboard

At-Home Activities

Celebrate Nebraska Public Transit Week with these do-it-at-home activities:

2021 Nebraska Public Transit Week Highlights

Summary

Nebraska Public Transit Week celebrates public transit throughout the state. The week helps transit providers engage with their community through traditional media, social media, public events, and word of mouth. With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic still being felt across much of the state, Nebraska Public Transit Week had to be adapted to ensure the safety of community members.

Goals:

  • Have 50 individuals sign the Pledge to Ride Transit.
  • Increase the number of participating agencies.

During NPTW (April 11-17):

  • 113 individuals signed the Pledge to Ride Transit.
  • 42 agencies participated throughout the state.
  • 13 agencies ordered promotional items specific to their services.

Achieving both its goals in 2021, Nebraska Public Transit Week is positioned to go further in 2022.

View photos from events around the state.

Purpose

The seventh annual Nebraska Public Transit Week sought to increase transit agency participation in promotional celebrations of their work and importance to Nebraska. Nebraska Public Transit Week provided a week-long event for all Nebraska transit agencies to reach out to their community and educate them about their services, organize celebrations of transit and the community, and give back to their employees and passengers. The planning committee’s efforts to promote Nebraska Public Transit Week focused on 5311 funded agencies, or rural transit providers. As of April 11, 2021, Nebraska had 55 rural and seven urban transit providers and four intercity bus routes.

Participation

Agencies hosted a variety of events during Nebraska Public Transit Week including:

  • Free Ride Coupons
  • Drawings and Raffles
  • Coloring Contests
  • Passenger Appreciation Days
  • Photo Contests
  • Free Ride Days
  • Employee Recognition
  • Spot the Bus
  • Radio Station Promotions
  • Advertisements or Articles in Local Newspapers
  • Presentations at Elementary Schools
  • Stuff the Bus

Click on header to view this year's agency events and/or activities.