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Plans for sleek bus transit subsystem unveiled in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Officials say a sleek new bus transit subsystem planned for Omaha will be like nothing the city has seen before.

Omaha’s Metro transit agency officials joined Mayor Jean Stothert
on Thursday to unveil the Omaha Rapid Bus Transit station locations and route map. They hailed the project as a transit advancement that will connect people with jobs, shopping and entertainment, reduce parking needs and spur economic development.

The stations will be built of glass and concrete wrapped in graffiti-resistant metal. Touch screens will show when the next bus is coming. There will be no fare boxes or cash exchanges. Tickets will be bought at kiosks in the stations.


The 60-foot-long buses will run in their own business access and transit lanes downtown.

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