IT’S GO TIME
The way we think about the role transportation has in our lives has changed this year. This has led to significant behavior changes, and it’s opened new avenues for us to explore. What different transportation solutions will make our city a more vibrant, equitable and accessible for everyone? We’re here to maximize this opportunity.
Your voice matters.
This is a pivotal time in our region. People are thinking about transportation in new ways. The way we moved from Point A to Point B has changed in the last year. We want to hear about where you’re at. This survey will continue where we left off in previous engagement work. We are looking for guidance from you, our region’s residents, on what issues are most critical to address as part of the strategy. We look forward to learning more about your thoughts.
We’re moving forward.
Priorities have shifted and our community continues to evolve as we navigate our future. How do we ensure the long-term relevance and viability of Omaha’s transportation network amidst these changes? It’s our job to answer that question.
Some things will always remain true: people with access to good jobs, education, services and cultural amenities build strong, more desirable communities. Businesses choose to locate in connected places; young people seek them out and families want to stay.
Increased accessibility for everyone in our community continues to be a driving force of change.
And gaining momentum.
Our community is connecting multiple exciting conversations about transportation — from our roads, busses, bike lanes and sidewalks to how we move freight, where we park cars and how neighborhoods develop — that are happening all around the Greater Omaha region. Things are moving and ConnectGO is leading the way.
ConnectGO is an intentional, community-wide dialogue about the future we build for ourselves. It’s about using our voices to determine what kinds of transportation systems will support a more equitable, accessible and modern city. These conversations will lead to a roadmap to get us there.
How will ConnectGO happen?
Over the past 12 months, we’ve been gathering input from the community to better understand people’s needs, priorities, challenges and ideas and linking conversations with stakeholders across the region about what equitable, accessible, and modern transportation means to their communities.
On your mark, get set…
Let’s go! Our region can’t afford to lag behind other communities. It’s important that we move forward or we risk becoming stagnant. We are reorienting our thinking around access and other disparities that hold us back.
ConnectGO will result in an actionable strategy that includes implementation plans for policy, programs and specific transportation projects. The strategy, scheduled to be completed in late 2020, will include both short-term and long-term solutions, and will be our roadmap going forward.
These are values that move us.
A set of five community-defined principles have emerged to guide the ConnectGo initiative. These principles will shape the projects, policies and programs that will ultimately coalesce into a unified regional transportation strategy.
Keep up with ConnectGO.
We’ll be sure to share what we’re learning through local media, on social media and in our newsletter along the way.
ConnectGO in the News
Community Leaders: ‘Transportation is the Backbone of our City,’ ConnectGO Releases Survey Results, Goals, Principles
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 19, 2020 – The Greater Omaha Chamber today released key survey findings, as well as goals and principles, for ConnectGO, a regional transportation initiative designed to reimagine and modernize Metro Omaha’s transportation ecosystem. More than 2,800...
Omaha, NE. August 15 – ConnectGO, a region-wide initiative to increase transportation access, will be soliciting community input at MAHA Discovery August 15, and MAHA Music Festival August 17. “Transportation needs don’t stop at city/county/state boundaries, so...
It’s time to do something big in transportation. We’re in a period of rapid change in the transportation sector.
ConnectGO is a bold transportation strategy uniting the people and businesses of Greater Omaha around shared goals for our region. Focusing on equitable, accessible, and modern transportation to improve our quality of life and bolster our economic strength, ConnectGO will connect people, opportunities, and communities through an actionable transportation strategy for today and tomorrow. ConnectGO is an initiative of the Greater Omaha Chamber, Metro Smart Cities, and Metro Area Planning Agency (MAPA)