Free ORBT rides continue up to fall

Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 4:31 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Free rides on ORBT will carry on up to fall while Metro transitions into contactless fare for all of the bus services.

“Metro is excited to bring contactless payment options to our system and provide our riders with more options to access transit,” said Lauren Cencic, CEO of Metro Transit. “Until then, we will continue to offer free rides on ORBT.”

According to the release, a smart card and app payment will be in the new contactless fare system. Another option is to “be able to load fares at retail vendors across the city.”

Recently, ORBT offered free rides to voting polls on Election Day and from May 10 to June 1, 2022, ORBT, MOBY, and the metro bus have a K-12 program where students ride the bus for free.

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