ORBT tariffs start October 1 with a new contactless payment system


Omaha Rapid Bus Transit users will need to start paying using a contactless payment system from Friday October 1. The system is called Umo. Here’s how it works: Passengers will board and manage their accounts with a mobile app or board with Umo smart cards and manage their accounts online. You scan the Umo app or press the Umo smart card while boarding, which will deduct the fares from your “wallet”. 20. “Metro currently offers a 30-day unlimited pass, which offers a great benefit to frequent users,” said Lauren Cencic, CEO of Metro. “Fare caps offer the same reduction to passengers, even if they don’t have the option of prepaying an expensive pass. reaches the monthly plan of $ 55 for a full-fare passenger or $ 27.50 for a half-fare passenger. ORBT prices will be the same as Metro bus fares: $ 1.25 with transfers of 25 cents. Metro will continue to sell paper tickets and passes at the Metro office, online and at retail outlets. Metro buses and MOBY vehicles will continue to accept cash, passes and paper tickets. More information on Metro and ORBT fares can be found here.

Omaha Rapid Bus Transit users will need to start paying using a contactless payment system from Friday October 1.

The system is called Umo. This is how it works:

Runners board and manage their accounts with a mobile application or board with Umo smart cards and manage their accounts online. You scan the Umo app or press the Umo smart card while boarding, which will deduct the fares from your “wallet”.

Metro Transit says Umo will be made a. 20.

“Metro currently offers a 30-day unlimited pass, which offers a great benefit to frequent users,” said Lauren Cencic, CEO of Metro. “Fare caps offer the same reduction to passengers, even if they don’t have the option of paying for an expensive pass in advance. “

This means that the Umo system will recognize how much you pay in a calendar month and cap payments when you reach the monthly plan, which is $ 55 for a full-fare passenger or $ 27.50 for a half-fare passenger. rate.

ORBT prices will be the same as Metro bus fares: $ 1.25 with transfers of 25 cents. Metro will continue to sell paper tickets and passes at the Metro office, online and at retail outlets. Metro buses and MOBY vehicles will continue to accept cash, passes and paper tickets.

More information on Metro and ORBT fares can be found here.

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