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Mode Shift is launching a pilot program to help encourage people to get on the bus and we’re looking for willing  participants and feedback.

One of the biggest obstacles to convincing people who have never ridden the bus to give transit a try is the hurdle of that first trip. We’d like to make that first bus ride both easy and fun. The concept is to get a group of folks together for an afternoon and ride the bus to some cool destinations. Out first event is Saturday, October 7th starting at 10:30 a.m. meeting at Crossroads Mall and making our way down to the Old Market using Metro Route 2.

We plan on making three stops. Round trip will be four separate bus rides that will cost $5.00 total if you don’t have a student pass or monthly pass. Please RSVP at our Facebook event page.

Itinerary is as follows:

10:30 a.m. – Meet at Czech/Slovak Museum at Cross Roads Mall
11:16 a.m. – First bus ride. Route 2, SE corner of 72nd and Dodge St.
11:30 a.m. – Arrive at 40th and Dodge St. Walk two blocks south to Farnam St. and the Blackstone District
12:24 p.m. – Second bus ride. Route 2, SW corner of 40th and Dodge St.
12:30 p.m. – Arrive at 24th and Douglas St. Walk one block North to Joslyn Museum (free admission — special exhibitions may be extra for non-members. Check website.)
1:30 p.m. – Third bus ride. Route 2, SE corner of 24th and Douglas
1:35 p.m. – Arrive at 13th and Douglas St. Walk two blocks south to Old Market
Return to Crossroads at your leisure, catching Route 2 at 11th and Dodge.

For more information and additional information, download the PDF of our brochure.

A very special thanks to Curtis Bryant, our member who devised and tested this route. Based on feedback, we will make adjustments and schedule more bus-related events in the future.

One Reply to “Pilot Transit Ridership Project – Call for Participants and Feedback”

  1. […] Last weekend, we piloted our Transit Tourism program that organizes fun outings for people looking to learn more about Omaha’s transit system — where it goes and how to use it. We hosted a group of ten participants ranging from small children to retirees. Our first route took the group from Crossroads Mall to the Old Market. […]

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