Nebraska Public Transit Week 2017

This April 9-15, join in the fun and help celebrate Nebraska's 3rd annual Public Transit Week! All seven of Blue Rivers Public Transportation locations are hosting events as a 'Thank You' to our passengers for their patronage. See below for a list of activities at each Blue Rivers Public Transportation location.

Auburn
1101 J Street
402-274-5365

  • Stuff the Bus
  • Coloring Contest
  • Passenger Appreciation
    o   Half price and free rides for new riders throughout the week and one day for existing riders (day trip in the Auburn city limits only)
    o   Take cupcakes to Longs Creek and donuts to the High Rise as a thank you for riding with us
  • Other
    o   Place a thank you on the Cablevision Public Access channel for all riders
    o   Place signs in the vans to let riders know of upcoming events

Beatrice
103 Eastside Boulevard
402-223-1357

  • Stuff the Bus
    o   Tuesday the 11th – 1 half price ride (day trip in the Beatrice city limits only) for donation of a non-perishable food item for the Community Pantry
  • Passenger Appreciation
    o   Open house on Wednesday the 12th from 10am – 2pm (103 Eastside Blvd), open to the public
    o   Free rides to open house (103 Eastside Blvd)
    o   Goodies will be provided along with fun activities and drawings for a chance to win great prizes.
    o   Thursday the 13th – Buy one ride get one free (day trip in the Beatrice city limits only), drawing for prizes to be given away Friday the 14th.

Fairbury
601 City Park Road
402-729-6475

  • Passenger Appreciation
    o   Open house on Wednesday the 12th

Hebron
425 Lincoln Avenue
402-768-6052

  • Passenger Appreciation
    o   Monday the 10th – Free bus rides to the Hebron Senior Center (425 Lincoln Ave)
    o   Thursday the 13th – Open house at the Hebron Senior Center (425 Lincoln Ave)

Nebraska City
109 South 9th Street
402-873-3005

  • Stuff the Bus
    o   Monday the 10th through Thursday the 13th – Collecting non-perishable food items and toiletries for the Food Pantry
  • Passenger Appreciation
    o   Monday the 10th – Anyone riding the bus will get to choose a ‘thank you’ gift of either a mug, stress buss, or an umbrella
    o   Passengers riding during the week will be registered for a chance to win one of many gift certificates to local businesses
    o   Regular passengers during the week will get one half price ride (day trip in the Nebraska City city limits only)
    o   New passengers during the week will get one free ride (day trip in the Nebraska City city limits only)
  • Open House
    o   Tuesday the 11th – Stop by the Nebraska City Transportation office (109 South 9th Street) between 11am – 1pm for free hot dogs, chips, cake and soda
    o   Register for a chance to win one of many gift certificates to local businesses
  • Veteran’s Appreciation
    o   Wednesday the 12th – Free rides to Veterans with verification (day trip in the Nebraska City city limits only)
  • Employee Appreciation Day
    o   Friday the 14th
  • Other
    o   Calling into B103 each morning to let riders know of upcoming events and giving information about Blue Rivers Public Transportation
    o   Advertising in the News Press newspaper about Blue Rivers Public Transportation
    o   Preschool Coloring Contest
    §  Prizes awarded to winners in three age groups (3yr, 4yr, 5yr), judged by the public
    o   Business Competition
    §  Employees have the week to fill out a questionnaire
    §  Winners receive a Bragging Trophy and $20 worth of bakery items

Syracuse
303 Railroad Avenue
402-269-5129

  • Veteran’s Appreciation
    o   Monday the 10th – Free rides to Veterans with verification (day trip in the Syracuse city limits only)
  • Passenger Appreciation
    o   Tuesday the 11th – One free ride for all passengers (day trip in the Syracuse city limits only)
    o   Wednesday the 12th – Ride the bus to the Syracuse Senior Center (303 Railroad Ave) and be entered to win a nutrition ticket
  • Open House
    o   Thursday the 13th – Come to the Syracuse Transportation Office (303 Railroad Ave) for a free doughnut and register for giveaways.

Wymore
815 West D Street
402-645-3525

  • Open House
    o   Wednesday the 12th – Come to the Wymore Senior Center (815 West D Street) for free snacks and register for giveaways.