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How to Get Around Omaha Without Driving

A stop on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and sitting along the Mississippi River, Omaha, Nebraska one can see miles upon miles of land that people can hike, bike, and walk. Green space and trails are not all the city have to offer, though, making it sometimes necessary to rent transportation services to reach farther destinations. You can take a bus, taxi, or senior shuttle service to make it to your target stop.

Omaha Metro

More than 25 different routes exist within Omaha’s Metro bus system. Explore the map and determine which course you need to take to arrive on time at your destination. You can plan your trip and purchase tickets directly from the website, or you can speak to customer service by calling 402-341-0800. With a valid ID, you can get a discount on fares. You also have the option of purchasing ten ride cards or getting a 30-day pass for unlimited rides. The pass is half off for seniors.

Happy Cab Company

The Happy Cap Company is happy to be one of the leaders in taxi services in Omaha. The company has stands located around the city where you can go to wait for the next available driver. The cab stands are located near the airport, the Hilton, the Doubletree, the bus station, and the Amtrak, giving you access to a taxi if you need it when either coming or going. If you need a ride immediately, you can instead use either the telephone or online options to request service. Their number is (402) 292-2222.

City Taxi

The City Taxi company serves Carter Lake, Omaha, and Council Bluffs. The business uses a direct dispatch method that ensures whoever answers your phone call for help is the one to pick you up. Call 402-933-8700 to reach out to a driver. They even offer a Taxi Tour with a sole purpose of taking you around town to see some of the favorite hotspots. It is a great opportunity for newcomers, tourists, and people who have never had the chance to explore the city to see all it has to offer.

Senior Transit

Seniors in need of transit can contact the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging. Call them at (402) 444-6444 or visit their website. Their mission is to help all seniors live independently, and that includes getting them up and around town via any transportation method possible. Workers will offer resources to helpful services in the city and find volunteers able to drive others around to run their errands and make appointments.

Online Resources for Omaha Transportation Services

The Nebraska Department of Roads focuses on safety in the state throughout all means of transportation. Their website gives you access to lots of valuable information, including a link to the 511 traveler information page. Traffic speeds, road conditions, and construction projects all get detailed on the website to help you find out which streets to avoid and which transit service will work best on that particular day.

Learn more about Omaha Senior Services here:

Omaha Concierge Services

Omaha Rehab Centers

Omaha Senior Centers

Omaha Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors

Omaha Hospitals

Things to Do in Omaha

Senior-Friendly Workplaces in Omaha

Omaha Veterans Support Groups

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