(Omaha, NE) -- ORBT and Heartland Bike Share team up to add e-bikes to ORBT bus stops.
Metro says 14 new Heartland Bike Share stations and 100 new e-bikes will be introduced along the ORBT route on Dodge Street this summer. Metro says the project will improve links between popular destinations such as the Old Market, Blackstone, Dundee, Crossroads, the Keystone Trail, and the broader bike share network. “These new bike share stations will offer vital first & last mile connections for ORBT riders, improving connections between ORBT Stations and the surrounding neighborhoods,” said Lauren Cencic, Metro CEO. “This project provides a more seamless experience for riders on both the bus and bike share systems.”
The installation of these new bike share stations and addition of 100 e-bikes was coordinated through a partnership between Metro, Heartland Bike Share, and the City of Omaha. This project was financially supported by a grant from The Nebraska Environmental Trust and additional funds from Metro. “We’re thrilled to provide more ways for folks to travel with this bike share and ORBT partnership,” said Benny Foltz, Executive Director of Heartland Bike Share. “As bike share evolves into more of a public transit option, we are seeing more riders and trips, especially with the growing number of e-bikes at our stations.”