EDITORIAL: The Omaha area must move ahead in strengthening public transportation

Regional planning/collaboration:

The Omaha area has begun taking steps to promote dialogue and cooperation on regional transportation planning. One vehicle is ConnectGO, which aims to promote regional coordination through dialogue and planning by a wide range of Omaha-area officials and specialists — corporate leaders, community volunteers, public and private organizations, infrastructure and transportation experts.

The metro area should focus 40% of its long-term transportation spending on public transit needs, according to a ConnectGO report developed by the Nebraska Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency.

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