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 and should scan their university ID as they board 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.
Key Ring Tags
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.
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.
FORWARD TO FALL UPDATE
As of 7-29-20
The shuttle buses will run beginning Monday, August 24 using the same schedule as last fall (see below). To adapt the service for COVID-19 restrictions, the following will be implemented:
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 308-833-0003.
Van Pick Up and Drop Off Locations
(The bus cut-out in front of Othmer).
Omaha - PKI
Omaha - UNMC