Perks of TravelSmart: Busing

As a registered bus rider with the TravelSmart program, you have the following available to you:

  • A free bus pass that can be used to travel to and from the 42nd & Dewey campus or the Munroe-Meyer Institute for work or school purposes. Once you register for TravelSmart, the Parking Services Department will activate your UNMC, Nebraska Medicine identification badge (or provide you with physical bus passes if you work at Clarkson College), which you will use as a bus pass (you will not receive a separate bus pass). View the short video below to see how you can easily use your identification badge to access an Omaha Metro bus for free.
    • Please note if you obtain a new I.D.  badge, your bus access will automatically transfer, no need to re-register with TravelSmart.
    • If your status changes, e.g. student to employee, UNMC to Nebraska Medicine, etc. please re-register on the TravelSmart registration page.
  • If you currently have a parking permit, you have the option to keep it or cancel it, within a 3-month grace period in which you can request the permit back for your same parking assignment/lot.
  • Access to TravelSmart Daily Rate Flexible Parking, a $3/day parking option.
  • Access to a free ride home (or to a doctor’s office, hospital, or a dependent’s school/daycare) when unforeseen emergencies occur.

What to know before riding:

Benefits from riding the bus:

Additional Resources


Frequently Asked Questions about TravelSmart program details.

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