Omaha Transit changes name, logo

Metro Area Transit in Omaha, NE has changed its name and logo. Now known as simply Metro, the agency sports a bold, redesigned “M” logo. According to Executive Director Curt Simon, the branding change was a visible way for the agency to show the public its commitment to think differently about public transportation. Vehicles will soon have interior color schemes. Nearly $8 million in government stimulus funds paid for 24 replacement buses for the newly-minted Metro. Along with the name change the agency has enhanced its bus routes, making two routes actual cross-town service without the need for transfers. In the future, WiFi service is planned for all of Metro’s transfer centers. For more, visit