New Metro transit buses debut on Omaha streets

Posted at 6:39 PM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 19:39:37-04

Newer, cleaner buses have made their debut on Omaha’s city streets. 

Metro Transit has spent $11 million to bring the buses to the area. Five new buses are on routes now, with a total of 28 new buses expected to joining the fleet of 100. 

"We have a very aged fleet,” said Linda Barritt of Metro Transit. “Over half of it ranges from 17 to 24 years old, and the older your vehicle, the more problems you have: maintenance issues, parts — very difficult to start replacing some of the parts."

The new buses will be powered by "clean deisel" and compressed natural gas.