Bus Route Changes Under Review

Some disabled Omahans are concerned about possibly losing their rides as Metro considers revamping its bus routes.

Emily Brayman is blind and she relies on MOBY transportation at least twice a week to pick up prescriptions, groceries and other essentials.

But MOBY only operates where there is a bus route nearby and Metro is looking at consolidating and changing routes, especially in West Omaha were ridership is down.

That means Brayman could lose her MOBY service if the route in her area is eliminated.

She said, “I'm home now but in three months I may be paying taxis or friends and nobody should have to pay $15 just to go to the store."

Metro Executive Director Curt Simon said, “For someone who is having their service discontinued, we'll try to mitigate that as best we can. There may be ways we can do that - may not be. But we'll try to do a personal reach-out to any of the MOBY clients."

Nothing is final. Metro will be holding a forum in mid-July to get public input on which routes should be changed or eliminated and which should stay.

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