Sarpy County Transit Study Recommendation

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Faced with the fastest-growing population in the state of Nebraska and the needs created by neighborhood development, Sarpy County, Nebraska, joined MAPA one year ago in conducting a study to assess additional transit services that would be beneficial in dealing with traffic congestion and increasing mobility of residents and access to jobs.

The study’s recommended alternative, released by MAPA, shows the best way to meet the future public transportation needs of Sarpy County is a Higher Density Network, which includes multiple transit components.

The recommendation includes Near-term, Medium-term and Long-term enhancements. Near-term improvements are those which could occur within one to 10 years while Medium-term changes would likely take 11 to 20 years and Long-term enhancements would take from 20 to 30 years to be put in place.

Near-term changes include expanding express transit routes and county-wide demand response transit, implementing specific fixed routes in higher density areas, developing infrastructure such as intelligent technology along primary roadways and park and ride lots. Creating partnerships with Uber-type services and the statewide Vanpool program and coordinating lead dispatch with all Sarpy County providers and Metro are also near-term enhancements recommended in the study.

Medium-term enhancements include expanding express routes and fixed transit routes and developing additional infrastructure to support future high capacity roadways and park and ride lots.

Long-term enhancements include expanding infrastructure for high capacity transit routes and adjusting fixed route service to complete a high capacity roadway.

MAPA provided the public with opportunities to view the recommended alternative of the Sarpy County Transit Feasibility Study at two public meetings on January 10 and January 11, 2017.

Access the full report on the Preferred Transit Alternative for Sarpy County by downloading it below.  Anyone who would like to comment should submit written comments via mail or email:

Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency
2222 Cuming Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102

Phone: 402-444-6866, Fax:  402-951-6517

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