Lincoln senator proposes a Lincoln to Omaha railroad system

Source: KOLN
Published: Jan. 14, 2020 at 5:58 PM CST
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A Lincoln senator is proposing Nebraska build a Lincoln to Omaha train system to boost each city's economy.

Sen. Adam Morfeld proposed Legislative Bill 979 to the legislature Tuesday. Currently, the state does not have public transportation going from Lincoln to Omaha.

"I just think its a great opportunity for the Lincoln and Omaha metro area and the state of Nebraska to be really dynamic in our public transportation and attract jobs," Morfeld said.

Morefeld's will do a study to determine the cost, time to build it and economic impact for the cities.

Nebraska Transit is working on a bus service between the cities; it expects to have a plan by March.

Morfeld said he doesn't expect his bill to interfere with the bus service. He also said the two public transportation services could co-exist, but people will make their decision on which one they like best.

He expects to have his study done by December. At this time, there isn't a hearing set for the bill.

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