Public transportation in Nebraska is a vital part of the solution to the state’s economic, energy, and health care challenges through providing an alternative in congested urban areas and serving as a lifeline to rural communities. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns.
For more information or to find transportation: https://www.nebraskatransit.com/
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I find out if there is public transportation near me?
Q: Is there any public transportation in the rural areas of the state or just in Lincoln and Omaha?
A: 82 Nebraska counties have some level of public transportation available.
Q: How does NDOT support transportation in Nebraska?
A: State statute identifies NDOT as the department responsible for improving and coordinating transportation services. We pass through state and federal funds to eligible sub-grantees for the provision of rural public transportation and specialized transportation for the elderly and disabled.
Q: Are there any ride sharing programs in Nebraska?
A: NDOT manages a statewide vanpool program to connect commuters and subsidize eligible vanpools. Visit the Nebraska Public Transit website's Statewide Vanpool Program page for more information.
Q: I am elderly and need an accessible vehicle. Does NDOT provide funding to private individuals to purchase vehicles?
A: No NDOT does not award grants to individuals. Only public purpose organizations like a municipality or non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for state and federal funds.