N-E Ride

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

Summer shuttle service runs May 17 - Aug. 12, 2021; the amended schedule is below.

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.

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 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.


To follow COVID-19 restrictions, the following precautions are 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 Arrow Stage Lines at 402-740-2038.

Summer 2021 Schedule

Arrival times can vary 5 to 15 minutes.
Lincoln to Omaha
Leave Othmer Arrive PKI Leave PKI Arrive UNMC
7:30 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 8:50 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:40 p.m. 2:50 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 4:40 p.m. 4:50 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 6:50 p.m.
Lincoln shuttle will stop at exit 439 by rider request to the van driver. Please inform the driver when you get on the bus if you want this stop. 
Omaha to Lincoln
Leave PKI Arrive Othmer
7:30 a.m. 8:40 a.m.
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
*To request other exit 439 pickup times, call 402-472-5600.

Use TripShot for N-E Ride shuttle reservations

To streamline access to the College of Engineering N-E Ride shuttles, riders can now use the TripShot reservation system to book their chosen times and locations. The app also provides real-time tracking of the shuttles, and riders can receive push notifications and alerts about shuttle arrivals or any delays.

You can make a reservation at any time prior to the bus leaving its location - even a minute before - but note that seating is not guaranteed.

The TripShot app can be downloaded from iOS or Android. Once you have the phone app, any of the following email domains can be used to sign up: @unl.edu / @unomaha.edu / @nebraska.edu / @unmc.edu / @huskers.unl.edu

Note: the app will ask for the Service Name to begin the process: it’s UNL.

TripShot Sign-Up Directions

TripShot Login Directions

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