Omaha, NE Traffic

Local non-profit bringing attention to dangerous traffic in a neighborhood

OMAHA, Neb. (KPTM) — A local non-profit is bringing attention to dangerous traffic in a North Omaha neighborhood, according to a press release from Modeshift Omaha. A "concerned neighbor" spoke with Modeshift Omaha about the traffic in the area of N 78th Street between Military Avenue and Crown Point, said the press release.
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Lane closure near 41st and Leavenworth streets

Work is underway to repair the sidewalk and curb along Leavenworth Street, just east of 41st Street. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 21, the lane closest to the sidewalk on the north side of Leavenworth Street has closed, impacting westbound traffic. The work is expected to be completed on Monday, Sept. 27.
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Child Passenger Safety Stats Provided, Dos And Don’ts Offered For Child Seats

OMAHA – September 19 – 25 is National Child Passenger Safety Week as AAA states car crashes are the leading safety issues for children. According to a release from AAA and the latest figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 183,000 children were injured in car crashes in 2018. That’s an average of more than 500 injuries per day.

Bennington: 156th Street construction project almost complete

BENNINGTON, Neb. (WOWT) - A Bennington road project has been causing confusion and headaches for drivers. Some tell 6 News that closures have them clueless about which direction to go. “There are no detour signs, no directional signs. I have no idea where to go and we’re driving around wasting...

Crash on Interstate 680 causes delays early Tuesday

OMAHA, Neb. — A crash on southbound Interstate 680 is causing delays near the Pacific Street exit. The crash was in the far right lane and has been moved to the shoulder between Pacific and Center streets. Emergency crews are on scene. No word yet of any injuries. Delays have...

Thirsty truck? Here's Omaha's cheapest diesel

(OMAHA, NE) Savings of as much as $0.30 per gallon on diesel were available in the Omaha area, depending on which station drivers choose, according to a recent price survey. The survey looked at prices across the greater Omaha area, and found that the cheapest gallon of diesel as of Tuesday was $2.89, at Mega Saver at 3402 S 42Nd St. By comparison, the most expensive was $3.19, listed at Phillips 66 at 6508 John J Pershing Dr.

Bellevue Public Works Announce Road Closure for Portions of Childs Road between 9th and 11th Streets

The Bellevue Public Works Department has announced that a portion of Childs Road W., between 9th Street and 11th Street and just south of the new Omaha Public Schools Elementary School, will be closed to traffic beginning Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 8:00am through 5:00pm on Thursday, September 23, 2021. This closure is needed to replace an existing water main valve in the area. Please see the included map for the closed area and detour routes.

Metro Transit announces a contactless payment option

OMAHA, Neb. (KPTM) — Metro Transit will now be accepting the contactless payment option called Umo, according to a press release from Metro. Umo will allow riders to pay using the mobile app or with a smart card, said the press release. Umo accounts will be cloud based, so if...

GasBuddy finds Omaha’s average price per gallon down from last month

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Average gas prices in Omaha remain unchanged this week, according to GasBuddy’s 300-station daily survey, averaging about $2.97 per gallon. GasBuddy reports that Omaha gas prices are 6.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 84.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. GasBuddy lists Omaha’s cheapest station at $2.17 per gallon today with the most expensive station coming in at $3.49 per gallon, a $1.32 difference.

CSX Corp. vs. Union Pacific: Which Railroad Stock is a Better Buy?

The rising demand for cost-efficient freight transportation, along with governmental policy support for improving railway infrastructure, should benefit both Union Pacific (UNP) and CSX (CSX). But which of these stocks is a better buy now? Let’s find out.Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), which is headquartered in Omaha, Neb., and CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX), in Jacksonville, Fla., are two popular railroad operating companies in the United States. UNP hauls agricultural, automotive, and chemical products and offers long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to Eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and serves the major gateways to Mexico. CSX provides rail, intermodal, domestic container-shipping, barging, and contract logistics services worldwide, and transports chemicals, minerals, agricultural and food products, and coal, coke, and iron ore to electricity-generating power plants, steel manufacturers, and industrial plants, as well as exports coal to deep-water port facilities.

Where’s the most expensive gas in Omaha?

(OMAHA, NE) If you’re paying more than $2.95 for gas in the Omaha area, you could be getting a better deal. If you choose the most expensive station in the area, you could be paying as much as an extra $0.80 per gallon, according to an analysis by GasBuddy Sunday.

This is the cheapest gas in Omaha right now

(OMAHA, NE) Depending on where you fill up in Omaha, you could be saving up to $0.80 per gallon on gas. According to a survey by GasBuddy, QuikTrip at 4720 Hamilton St was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $2.69 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Mega Saver at 5101 S 24Th St, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.49.
Fremont Tribune

Fremont feeling effects of natural gas cost increases

As natural gas prices reached a seven-year high last week, the city of Fremont is feeling the effects. Last week, prices reached as high as $5.01 per 1,000 cubic feet (Mcf), according to a city update. The City of Fremont bills its gas rates per hundred cubic feet (Ccf). “There’s...

Bellevue Public Works Department Announces a Portion of Lynnwood Drive to be Closed.

The Bellevue Public Works Department has announced that Lynnwood Drive will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, September 20, 2021, at 9am. The closure is expected to last through October 22, 2021. During the closure, traffic will be detoured to South 35th Street and Leawood Drive. This closure is needed to complete the reconstruction of the intersection for the Bellevue 36th Street Improvement Project.

Major road projects connecting northwestern Sarpy County

Drive across northwestern Sarpy County, the transformation is evident. Roads that were once narrow and gravel are being transformed, and an efficient, modern road network is taking shape. “The CONNECTSarpy -- West Sarpy road program is the largest package of road projects in county history. We’re transforming an entire section...
US News and World Report

Canadian Pacific's Acquisition of KCS Railroad Back on Track

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After initially getting derailed this spring, Canadian Pacific's $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern railroad is back on track to move forward after Canadian National dropped out of the bidding war Wednesday. The deal could still face tough scrutiny from regulators at the federal Surface...
Arkansas Online

Bow-out ends railroad bid war

OMAHA, Neb. -- After initially getting derailed this spring, Canadian Pacific's acquisition of Kansas City Southern is back on track after Canadian National dropped out of the bidding Wednesday. The deal, which would create the first railroad spanning the U.S., Canada and Mexico, could still face tough scrutiny from regulators...