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Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging Transportation

Blue Rivers Transportation System

Contact: Larry Ossowski, Director
Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging
Room 24, Courthouse
612 Grant Street
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310
Telephone: (402) 223-1352 or 1-800-659-3978;
Fax: (402) 228-3546
(Nebraska Association of Transportation Providers member)

Description of System: The Blue Rivers Transportation System operates in five counties of southeast Nebraska on a demand-response, portal-to-portal, 24-hour advance reservation basis. Vehicles are stationed in county seat communities and offer regular routed transportation services to all 61 communities within the area on a once or twice weekly basis. Irregular routes are scheduled into Hastings and Omaha, on an as-needed, once-a-week basis. The system contracts with private cab companies in Beatrice and Nebraska City for all off-hour or peak-time transportation service. Two Inter-City routes provide transportation to Lincoln three days per week.

Area contact persons, rate schedules, cost, number of vehicles, and phone numbers for each county follows:

Gage County
Ruth Bartholomew, (402) 223-1357, Beatrice
Lois Milburn, (402) 645-3525, Wymore (Southern Gage)

Jefferson County
Nancy Schwisow, (402) 729-6475, Fairbury

Nemaha County
Kathy Oestmann, (402) 274-5365, Auburn

Otoe County
Bonnie Post, (402) 269-2957, Syracuse
Catherine Balfour, (402) 873-3005, Nebraska City

Thayer County
Sandy Mertens, (402) 768-6052, Hebron

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