Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT)

Omaha, Nebraska

We partnered with METRO to bring a signature aesthetic to its ORBT bus rapid transit stations while meeting site-specific engineering demands during two years of detailed design and coordination. We leveraged our expertise in prefabrication to enhance rapid on-site constructability, reducing traffic disruptions.

In addition to significantly diminishing downtime on Dodge Street, prefabrication ensured that the canopies were manufactured in a controlled environment with consistent quality-control measures. The steel canopies included custom glass with LED lighting already installed. When they were delivered to each site, they were effectively “plug-and-play.”

Each of the 24 stations wrought its own challenges — soil quality, slopes, utilities and other site-specific circumstances. Nevertheless, our coordinated architecture, engineering and prefabrication planning helped METRO meet rigorous construction schedules while conveying a uniform, high-quality brand and staying on budget.

Client 

Metro Transit

At a glance

24 transit stations and platforms: 12 eastbound and 12 westbound along Omaha’s main surface artery

Features

Level boarding; pre-manufactured components to reduce construction time and traffic interruptions; touch-screen system maps, real-time ETAs and ticket-vending technology integrated

Services

All planning and design services for 24 stations and platforms

Awards

2020 Outstanding Achievement Award, American Concrete Institute, Nebraska