ORBT, Omaha’s rapid bus transit line, launched last fall. All Mavericks have access to this new line and all Metro routes for free with their MavCARD, thanks to the MavRIDE free bus pass program.
To use your MavCARD as a bus pass, wait for the bus at an approved stop.
NOTE: From Sept. 30 through Oct. 6 construction on Dodge Street has temporarily moved ORBT's westbound location further west. Please plan accordingly.
Here's how upcoming changes to Omaha Metro's payment system will alter the boarding process for those using their MavCARD on city buses, MOBY vans, and ORBT:
On buses and MOBY vans: riders will continue to use fareboxes
On ORBT: riders will board without swiping their cards and must have the MavCARD available for periodic fare inspection
Metro accepts all active students, faculty and staff MavCARDs on any route, any day. Students are considered active if they are currently taking classes or registered for the upcoming semester. The individual on the card must be the one using the card. Moby service routes are also included.
UNO is a bike-friendly campus. Bike racks are conveniently placed in close proximity to every university building. A network of low-volume streets, streets with bicycle lanes and major trails surround our university.
Chain slip? No problem. There are bike fix-it stations on Dodge and Scott Campuses. The stations come equipped with virtually every tool you might need to make a repair - as well as a pump.
If you don’t own a bicycle, you have a convenient alternative.
You’ll find B-cycle stations on Dodge and Scott Campuses. There are stations throughout the city, including the Dundee and Aksarben neighborhoods. Heartland B-Cycle is a bike sharing system that allows you to get a bicycle when you need one, and return it safely to any station.
A pass enables you to check out a bike as many times as you’d like. You can bike for one hour with no additional charge.
B-Cycle passes vary in cost.
Learn more at heartland.bcycle.com.
On-campus shuttles run between Dodge Campus and Scott Campus. There is no cost to ride any of the shuttle routes.
The routes operate as express or point-to-point routes. This moves riders from one point on Dodge Campus to one point on Scott Campus quickly and efficiently.
Please Note: Masks are required on all shuttles for unvaccinated individuals.
A shuttle app is also available to help plan your travel schedule and track when the next shuttle is scheduled to arrive.
Emergency Ride Home Service
This UNO program offers a free taxi ride in the event of an emergency. The program is for registered campus commuters who travel to UNO via bus (MavRide), ride-sharing, bike or walking.
All rides must begin on campus, and can only include the following destinations: home, hospital, doctor’s office, school or daycare, with a travel distance of up to 30 miles.
Interested? Download the registration form and submit it to Parking Services via email or drop off at their office on Scott Campus, just south of the Pacific Street Garage.
For more information on acceptable uses of the program and how to request a ride, click here
UNO Ride Sharing
Parking Services offers ride matching through our partnership with MAPA, via registration, and a ride share options search at mapacog.org. If a carpool is formed, you can be eligible for a carpool permit and reserved stall.
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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
If you commute to campus using an electric vehicle, UNO offers charging stations on both Dodge and Scott Campus to park your vehicle for a short time and recharge. Charging fees do apply.
For more information on the location of these stations, fees rates and time limits, please visit the sustainable transportation page.
Parking On Campus
Parking Services uses a virtual permit system, meaning no hangtags. After you purchase your semester or annual permit online, you’re ready to park on campus
Flexible virtual permit options for faculty, staff, student and visitors outside of the annual and semester permits.
The Park Omaha app or garage kiosks can be used to pay for hourly or daily parking in the West Garage (near Maverick Village on Dodge Campus) and the Pacific Street Garage (across from the Peter Kiewit Institute on Scott Campus) at any time.
Lot A (north of Kayser Hall on Dodge Campus) and Lot M (south of the Criss Library) also have Pay-to-Park stalls.
You can also purchase parking permits on the Parking Services website.
Virtual permits purchased by students, housing residents, or graduate teaching assistants are transferred to MavLINK for payment, along with fees such as tuition.
Permits for 2021-2022 are on sale effective Aug. 1 and more details on what to expect for parking on campus in 2021-2022 were recently announced by UNO Parking and Transit.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.