Metro Area Motorist Assist Program

The Metro Area Motorist Assist (MAMA) Program is an innovative, award-winning volunteer program designed to provide assistance to motorists on the freeway system in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. Volunteers of the program are trained by the Nebraska State Patrol and operate two well-equipped, well-marked emergency vans on the interstate and major highways during peak morning and evening travel periods.  

MAMA volunteers provide a variety of services to the motoring public. They include: filling automotive fluids (such as fuel and oil), helping with flat tires, providing jump starts, providing directions, arranging to have vehicles towed, and clearing debris from driving lanes. By providing emergency assistance to motorists in the Omaha-Council Bluffs region, volunteers of the MAMA Program play an important role in reducing traffic congestion created by the these kinds of incidents. Additionally, because of the service of MAMA Program volunteers, law enforcement officers are able to concentrate on serious enforcement needs and emergencies.

Nebraska-Iowa Regional Orthophotography Consortium

The Nebraska-Iowa Regional Orthophotography Consortium (NIROC) is a collaborative effort organized and led by a consortium of urban cities and counties around Omaha and Lincoln, NE and Council Bluffs IA.  This project facilitates the acquisition of orthophotos, oblique imagery, and digital mapping products for the region.  Through joint mapping these products can be acquired at a lower cost than what would be available to individual agencies.

Historical NIROC data for the MAPA five-county region includes aerial photography collected in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2018.  For purchasing information please contact MAPA below:

Request Aerial Photography

2015 Public Participation Plan

The MAPA Public Participation Plan is to be followed for regional planning and programming efforts in the MAPA region. The public participation plan outlines how the agency will work to achieve public participation and was developed based on the agency’s goals to:

  • Ensure early and continuous public notification about regional planning;
  • Provide meaningful information concerning regional planning; and
  • Obtain participation and input to regional planning.


Ozone and Air Quality

MAPA manages the Little Steps. Cleaner Air. ozone awareness and education program to inform the public about the ozone issue in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area and the “little steps” we all can take to help reduce the region’s ground-level ozone.


More about ozone can be found here 

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