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  • N-E Ride College of Engineering free bus service between Lincoln and Omaha.

Free engineering shuttle between Lincoln and Omaha

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering partners with Arrow Stage Lines to offer free bus service between Lincoln and Omaha each weekday for students, faculty and staff, while classes are in session. Students and employees within the University of Nebraska system may use the shuttle. Priority for seating will be given to those in the College of Engineering.

Two buses start at Othmer Hall on City Campus and The Peter Kiewit Institute on Scott Campus in Omaha. From Omaha, they will stop at UNMC as well as I-80 Exit 439.

The college does not guarantee the shuttles have space for every rider per session. Seats are first-come, first-served. Please show your NU ID to the driver prior to boarding. 

Schedule Changes / Inclement Weather 

As well as when classes are not in session due to planned holidays or breaks, the college works with Arrow Stage Lines and other local entities to determine schedule changes due to inclement weather. There are several instances in which the shuttle runs can be affected:

  • If either of the universities (UNL or UNO) cancel classes prior to morning classes beginning, the shuttles will not run.
  • If classes are canceled on either campus during the day, Arrow will try and complete any shuttles already in transit and/or provide the next available shuttle
  • If road travel is deemed by law enforcement to be hazardous, the shuttles will not run or the schedule may be adjusted.

If the shuttle is not in service due to weather/road conditions, students should communicate with their faculty concerning their ability to attend classes or other responsibilities.

Schedule Updates
  • Shuttle service resumes on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. 

Information for Spring 2021 Shuttles

To continue to adapt the service for COVID-19 restrictions, the following are being implemented.  

  • Buses will run at approximately half capacity (16-17 riders).
  • Students will sit by the window in each row.
  • Face coverings are required.
  • Plexiglass has been installed between each seat.
  • Other procedures may be implemented.
  • College of Engineering key tags given out last year are not longer being used for priority seating.

Note: the shuttle schedule may change without notice.

Shuttle "lost and found"

If you think you have left an item on the shuttle, call Shay (Arrow Stage Lines) at 402-740-2038

Live Shuttle Tracker

screenshot of N-E Ride Live Shuttle Tracker
Track the College of Engineering and Arrow Stage Lines N-E Ride shuttle buses that run between City Campus, Scott Campus and UNMC with this online app. Buses run each weekday while classes are in session.

Riders can track where the buses are in real-time online or by using the Ride Systems phone app, available now for download from iTunes or Google Play (for Android phones).

Van Pick Up and Drop Off Locations

Vine Street between 16th and 17th streets
(The bus cut-out in front of Othmer).

Omaha - PKI
The circle drive at the main entrance of PKI

Omaha - UNMC
Emile Street, between 41st and 42nd Streets

Exit 439
South side of Hwy 370 behind Walmart