Currently, transportation costs are internalized and the majority of the public doesn’t realize the true cost of the Greater Omaha Metro Area’s transportation services or the average cost of traveling by car.
An interactive quiz representing existing modes and the expansive costs (hint: it’s more than money) is currently being developed as a tool to provide education around the true cost of transportation.
A communications strategy with cost transparency available to the public will build support from the community of the long range transportation plan (LRTP) being build by the Chamber’s ConnectGO initiative with Metro Smart Cities and others serving as partners. By assessing the full cost of not only the mode of transportation but the infrastructure costs, as well as other prices we pay as a community, users would begin to make more informed decisions and either help reduce transportation system expenses or provide the necessary revenue to support a larger system.
This pilot is still in development, but you will be able to find it early this summer on ConnectGO’s website and social media channels.
As organizations deeply committed to increasing awareness about transportation and its costs, benefits and impacts on our region, ConnectGO, MAPA and Metro Smart Cities worked closely together to develop this fun, interactive (and educational) tool.
Once you’ve tried the Market to Midtown Bikeway, we’d appreciate your feedback!
The information you provide will help us determine if permanent protected bikeway infrastructure would be beneficial if built across the region at a larger scale.