N-E Ride

Free engineering shuttle between Lincoln and Omaha

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

NOTE: The shuttles will not run Nov. 27-29 for Thanksgiving vacation.

Pictures of the new College of Engineering N-E Ride bus

About the Shuttle

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 and should scan their university ID as they board the shuttle. Priority for seating will be given to those in the College of Engineering. No reservations are necessary.

Two 36-passenger 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. 

Key Ring Tags for Engineering Shuttles

For priority seating on the NE-Ride shuttles, free key ring tags are available for engineering students, faculty and staff. Tags are available in the Dean’s Office suites in Othmer Hall 114 (City Campus) and 100 PKI (Scott Campus). Priority seating applies only when boarding the shuttle at Othmer Hall in Lincoln and PKI in Omaha.

During full shuttles, show your tag for possible early seating. Note: seats are not guaranteed and are still first come, first serve.

Updates / Cancellations

The N-E RIDE shuttles will not run when classes are cancelled on either the UNL or UNO campus, or if weather/road conditions are deemed hazardous. If a cancellation occurs in the middle of the day (due to weather, etc.), the next shuttle after the cancellation will plan to run as possible. Check the app and this site for updated information.

No Service During The Following:

FALL 2019

  • Labor Day: Sept. 2
  • Fall Break: Oct. 21-22
  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 27-29
  • Last day of Fall Semester: Dec. 20

SPRING 2020

  • Shuttles resume: Jan. 13
  • Martin Luther King Day: Jan. 20
  • Spring Break: March 22-29
  • Last day of Spring Semester: May 8

Shuttle "lost and found"

If you think you have left an item on the shuttle, please call Jamie Meyer (Arrow Stage Lines) at 402-738-3209. 


Inclement Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather, the college works with Arrow Stage Lines and other local entities to closely monitor travel conditions between Lincoln and Omaha. There are several instances in which the shuttle schedule 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.


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


Lincoln
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