Agreed! A light rail system would be perfect for Omaha. Or more frequent busses.
A light rail system works best in conjunction with a transportation network that includes buses (running better, more realistic routes), it is not a standalone solution.
Whatever it is, lets get it done. I lived in NyC for years and tried to take the buses when I moved here to Omaha. Ended up frustrated and buying a car. You hear "omaha" talk about it, but I think that there are really not enough people who would actually take public transport here.
@exactly what @brusselea & I are saying. Putting bandaids and a a nicely designed new branding (props to Oxide) on the wound ain't the move that will fix it. The whole system needs revamp and reintegration. I'm saying right now, I live for the day I ditch my car and ride all over Omaha.
I never understood the rail argument. For the price of a rail system that services a fixed area you could double the capacity to a flexible area with electric buses (not to mention the speed at which it could be in service).
@snekse perfect! Great! Where the hell is it?! Less argument, more action!
@rdqlus1 if I was in charge of that decision, you'd see action from me. If you need support bringing a proposal to the city council, I'm here to help. That's about as much action as I can commit to. I live near the Gretna border, so this isn't too high on my priority list. I'd rather see money spent to bring Omaha an Exploratorium a la San Francisco.