Project Goals:Northeast Region Map

Facilitate transit coordination in the Northeast Region by connecting with existing providers including Ponca Express, intercity bus providers, Norfolk Public Transportation, Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O’Neill, Knox County (Ponca Express and Avera Creighton Hospital) and Cedar County Transit.

Implement regional transportation and coordination activities using previously identified strategies and opportunities.

Arrange and facilitate in-person stakeholder meetings, regional coordination meetings, statewide coordination meetings, and public meetings.

Schedule, attend, and facilitate annual meetings in Northeast region. Meeting will be accessible via internet and recorded.

Project Description:

The local project team will review Mobility Management Phase 2 completed tasks for Northeast Region. In addition, regional committee members will discuss transportation gaps, needs, and strategies to increase coordination. Follow-up meetings with agency partners will include discussions of realistic steps for implementing projects to meet regional needs. Quarterly Regional Coordinating Committee meetings will be held in the region to facilitate partnerships and planning.

Project Updates:

September 2022 – Quarterly meetings were continued each year. In late 2021, Cedar County Transit won the National RTAP grant to provide a pilot of expanded services into neighboring Knox County for a year. CCT experienced large growth throughout 2021 with much success from residents of Knox County. As the year of grant funding winds down, CCT is working on sustained funding.

February 2021 – Quarterly meetings were held online due to the pandemic with increased turn out from the 5310 agencies. Agencies were able to discuss changes caused by the pandemic and best practices as well as examine the development of new scheduled routes within the region. The Northeast Region celebrated new facilities and buses. With increased connection between agencies, coordination will continue.

June 2020 — The Quarter 1 meeting with transit managers in the region was held via digital conferencing. The Coordination Committee is developing goals for the 2020 calendar year and will discuss these goals at the Quarter 2 meeting in July 2020. The team continues to draft provider profiles based on demographic and agency data.

March 2020 — The Northeast Region Transit Agency Quick Reference Guide has been completed.

December 2019 — The Coordination Committee is in the process of updating the contact list for all transit providers in the Northeast region. With this, the committee can continue outreach bringing all providers to the table to offer the most effective and efficient coordination. The project team is working to identify needs and overlap between all services offered.

Committee Meetings:

2019 Quarter 3 Meeting - Thursday, August 8, 2019

2019 Quarter 4 Meeting - Thursday, December 12, 2019

2020 Quarter 1 Meeting - Tuesday, March 17, 2020

2020 Quarter 2 Meeting - Thursday, July 23, 2020

Return to Active Projects.

Go NE Where Mobility Management

William Bivin, Statewide Mobility Manager

Contact Information

Statewide Mobility Manager
William Bivin
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182

Mobility Management Project Firms: Olsson, Cambridge Systematics, TransitPlus, CDM Smith, LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc., University of Nebraska, KFH Group, Bourne Transit Consulting LLC