2019 Nebraska Public Transit Week Proclamation Signing photo

Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring April 7-13 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.

2019 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.

Goals:

  • Visit 50% of 5311 funded transit agencies.
  • Increase the number of participating agencies.

During NPTW (April 7-13):

  • 41 agencies participated throughout the state.
  • Advance team members visited 39 agencies.
  • 10 agencies ordered promotional items specific to their services.

Achieving both its goals in 2019, Nebraska Public Transit Week is positioned to go further in 2020.

View photos from events around the state.

Purpose

The fifth annual Nebraska Public Transit Week sought to increase transit agency participation in promotional celebrations of their work and importance to Nebraska, and have the team visit more transit agencies during the week. 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 7, 2019, Nebraska had 58 rural and seven urban transit providers and seven intercity bus routes.

Participation

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

  • Advertisement or Article in Local Newspaper
  • Art or Coloring Contest
  • Backpack Day
  • Buy One Get One Free Buddy Days
  • City Proclamation
  • Open Houses
  • Passenger Appreciation Days
  • Presentations to Elementary Classes Radio Station Promotion
  • Spot the Bus
  • Stuff the Bus
  • Trivia or Crossword Day
  • Veterans Day

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