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Dial-A-Ride staff photo during 2018 Nebraska Public Transit Week

UNO Team website planning photo

Transit Employee Wage Data

In response to a request for wage data for employees of Nebraska public transit agencies, data was compiled from the Nebraska Transit Portal on monthly wages and non-pay related employee expenses paid to a range of positions. A survey was also conducted May 4, 2022 through June 1, 2022 of transit agencies to compile driver-specific data.

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View the Driver Wage Data Report

NDOT Intercity Bus Studies

Statewide intercity bus assessment and feasibility studies to expand Lincoln to Omaha service and add service between Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney were conducted in 2020.

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COVID-19’s Impact on Nebraska Rural Transit Service

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on our society in numerous ways, including, the ways in which public services are provided. Rural transit services are no exception.

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Assessment of Intercity Bus Services in Nebraska

In rural states like Nebraska, intercity bus service is most often used to connect rural areas with larger urbanized areas.

View Assessment of Intercity Bus Services in Nebraska, August 2020

Transit Return on Investment

This Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) study evaluates the “business case” for expanding regional transit in the region. The study addresses the key question: How can our decisions around transit and land use yield economic returns for the Greater Omaha economy?

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This study was not conducted by Nebraska Public Transit, Nebraska Department of Transportation, or University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Public Affairs Research.

Vanpool: Connecting the Workforce to Work

This analysis explores the costs, benefits, and opportunities of vanpool in Nebraska. The analysis was commissioned by the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Some of the data used in the analysis was provided by NDOT and their partner in providing vanpool services in Nebraska, Commute with Enterprise.

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Who Needs a Ride in Nebraska?

An analysis of ACS and Census data reveals why public transit is important across Nebraska.

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Coordinating Public Transit in Central Nebraska

An online survey measured stakeholders’ interest and support for public transit coordination between Grand Island, Hastings, and Kearney.

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Nebraska Rural Transit Gap Analysis

A study quantified the gaps between transit demand and supply in rural Nebraska for two of the most common public transit services: intercity bus and demand response.

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Drivers’ Perspective on Rural Transit in Nebraska

During training sessions offered over a six month period public transit drivers were surveyed regarding rural transit services they provide across the state.

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Economic Impact of Transportation

This research shows how the transportation industry drives broader economic success in Nebraska.

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Nebraska Public Transit Website Redesign

This project examined how analytics influenced the redesign of a public service website.

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Facebook Page Network Visualization

A visual depiction of the social network for Nebraska Public Transit’s Facebook page and accompanying data on the page’s performance.

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Vehicle Access Challenges

In Nebraska there are tens of thousands of residents who do not have access to a vehicle. Due to preference, financial limitations, disability, or other reasons, they do not have a personal vehicle to transport them to their destination.

View Vehicle Access Challenges in Nebraska, February 2018

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.

View Rural Transit, November 2014

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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For questions about research on rural public transit contact the UNO Center for Public Affairs Research:

Josie Schafer, Director