Those who depend on the bus in areas like Ralston, Papillion, and La Vista may have to find some new ways to get into Omaha.
With low ridership, some cities are considering dropping their funding for the Tri-Communities Express bus line.
A few riders aren't ready to let go just yet.
Taking the bus from Papillion to Omaha is something Bob Dworkin does nearly every day.
He's a big fan.
“Well it's convenient because it saves me gas, it saves me wear and tear on my car, it saves me parking, it conserves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions,” he says.
However, he and others who live in Papillion, Ralston, and La Vista might lose that opportunity.
Metro released a survey that showed the Tri-Communities Express bus line, which runs from those cities to Omaha and vice-versa, averages about seven riders on each bus.
Two buses run in the morning, and two in the evening.
The three cities pay around $20,000 together for a contract with Metro to serve those areas.
Papillion and La Vista are saying with so few riders, that money could be spent better elsewhere.
Some riders though, are ready to fight back.
“They don't have cars. They rely on people to take them to and from the bus stop, and they're going to have to find different ways of getting down here,” says Dworkin.
At this time, dropping the bus line is only a proposal.
La Vista will hear any complaints at the next few City Council meetings.
Papillion is holding a hearing August 20th.