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R.Y.D.E. (Reach Your Destination Easily) Transit

Your Public Transportation Connection in south central Nebraska!

Reach Your Destination Easily (R.Y.D.E.) Transit is a public transit system that is open to everyone. Please call (308) 865-5677 to schedule your R.Y.D.E. today! Click here for the R.Y.D.E. Transit Passenger Handbook

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Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI

Contact information: Charles McGraw, Transportation Director

715 East 11th St., Kearney, NE 68848

Phone: (308) 865-5677 -- Fax: (308) 865-9100

Where does R.Y.D.E. Go in Buffalo County?
Scheduled service to:

  • Kearney, Gibbon, Shelton, Riverdale, Elm Creek, Miller, Ravenna and Amherst
    • Tuesday: Riverdale, Elm Creek, Miller, Amherst
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday : Gibbon and Shelton
  • R.Y.D.E. also provides service to other destination in Buffalo County as available.

How much does it cost?

  • Cash, checks, or punch cards may be used on the R.Y.D.E Transit buses
  • Fares are $2.00 one way in town trips (Exact change is requested)
  • Fares are $5.00 for scheduled in County out of town trips
  • Fares are $8.00 for Out of Transit System Boardings

How Does R.Y.D.E work?

  • Please schedule your rides at least 24 hours in advance to allow us to better serve you.
  • When calling to schedule a ride, have your destination and appointment time available.
  • Dispatch will schedule your ride and call you with your pickup time.
  • Due to the nature of our services, this means we could arrive 15 minutes prior or 15 minutes after your schedule pick-up time.
  • When you are done with your appointment, call for your return trip. Wait times will vary based on system demand.

R.Y.D.E. Success Story:

*Jan, an elderly woman living alone, began using R.Y.D.E. for transportation to her chemotherapy treatments following a lumpectomy. Jan could not drive herself to and from treatment due to the effects of her medications. She said, "Without this service I would have had to move from my home to live with relatives in Omaha. Your drivers were compassionate and caring. One day, after a very bad bout of nausea, the driver even sat beside me in the van and held me while I cried. You have a wonderful service."
*Name has been changed to protect customer privacy.

R.Y.D.E. Transit in Buffalo, Adams, Dawson, Franklin, Hamilton, Kearney, and Gosper counties

R.Y.D.E. Transit operates buses in Buffalo, Adams, Dawson, Franklin, Hamiltion, Kearney, and Gosper counties and in the City of Ravenna providing public transportation to medical appointments, shopping areas, congregate dinners, and social activities. These services are open to the public at low-cost fares. All buses are equipped to transport the disabled. Please call (308) 865-5677 for more information.

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R.Y.D.E. Transit - Buffalo County

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact Information:

R.Y.D.E. Transit, 715 E. 11th St., Kearney NE 68848

Phone: (308) 865-5677 Fax: (308) 865-9100

E-mail: RYDE@mnca.net

Location Frequency Cost

Buffalo County

Kearney, Gibbon, Shelton, Riverdale, Elm Creek, Miller, Ravenna and Amherst

    • Tuesday: Riverdale, Elm Creek, Miller, Amherst
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday : Gibbon and Shelton

 

Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.

$2.00 (one-way in town trips )

$5.00 - In County Out of Town Per Boarding

$8.00 - Out of Transit System Boarding

Punch Cards $10.00 per card (6 one-way trips

R.Y.D.E. Transit - Adams County - Hastings

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday thorugh Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact: Karin

RYDE Transit - 509 South Bellevue, Hastings, NE 68901

Phone: 402 463-5681 - Fax: 402 463-6971

E-mail: rydeach@mnca.net

Location Frequency Cost
Hastings M-F, 8:00 - 5:00 pm $2.00 - one way
Ayr, Roseland, and Holstein Tuesday, 10 am - 2 pm

$5.00 - In County Out of Town Per Boarding

$8.00 - Out of Transit System Boarding

Punch Cards $10.00 per card (6 one-way trips

Kenesaw & Juniata On demand as available

 

R.Y.D.E. Transit - Dawson County: Including the cities of Lexington, Gothenburg, Cozad, Farnam, Willow Island, Overton, Sumner, and Eddyville

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 - 5 p.m.

RYDE Transit

407 East 6 th Street (Grand Generation Center)

Lexington, NE 68850

Phone: 308.324.3670

Fax: 308.324.3670

In Town Per Boarding                                                 $1.00

Out of County Per Boarding                                        $4.00 (add $1.00 per boarding in town)

Punch Cards                                                                       $12.00 per card (12 one-way trips)

 

R.Y.D.E. Transit - Franklin County - Franklin

Contact Information: Linda

621 15th Ave. P.O. Box 263 Franklin, NE 68939-0263

Phone: (308) 425-3724

Location Frequency Cost
Kearney or Hastings

Monday and Friday

$1.00 - In Town Per Boarding

$3.00 - In County Out of Town Per Boarding

$5.00 - Out of County Per Boarding

Punch Cards: $12.00 per card (12 one-way trips)

 

R.Y.D.E. Transit - Hamilton County - Aurora

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact: Kim Archer

Hamilton County Senior Services, 1205 11th Street, Auorora NE 68818

Phone: (402) 694-2177

Location Frequency Cost
Aurora Monday - Friday $1.50 - In Town Per Boarding
Grand Island Tuesday and Friday

$3.00 - In County Out of Town Per Boarding

$7.00 - Out of County Per Boarding

Punch Cards: $12.00 per card (8 one-way trips)

Hastings As needed
Hampton, Phillips, Hordville As needed
Marquette, York, Giltner As needed

R.Y.D.E. Transit - Kearney County - Minden

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact: Rhonda

403 N. Colorado Minden, NE 68959

Phone: (308) 832-2139

Location Frequency Cost
Kearney Every Thursday 1:00 - 5:00 pm - (Minden to Kearney and return)

$1.00 - In Town Per Boarding

$3.00 - In County Out of Town Per Boarding

$5.00 - Out of County Per Boarding

Punch Cards: $12.00 per card (12 one-way trips)

Grand Island Each month which has 5 Mondays (Dec/March/June/Oct/Nov)
Hastings 4th Monday of the month

R.Y.D.E. Transit - Gosper County - Elwood

Contact: Janice

Gosper County Courthouse, PO Box 101, Elwood, NE 68937-0101

Phone: (308) 785-2036 Fax: (308) 865-1358

Location Frequency Cost
Smithfield to Kearney 1st Monday of the month

$1.00 - In Town Per Boarding

$3.00 - In County Out of Town Per Boarding

$5.00 - Out of County Per Boarding

Lexington: Tuesday
Smithfield to Holdrege Friday

Contact Patsy:

107 W. Genoa St.

Ravenna, NE 68869

Phone: 308- 452-3142

Fax: 308-865-9100

Location Frequency Cost
Kearney Wednesday

$1.00 - In Town Per Boarding

$3.00 - In County Out of Town Per Boarding

$5.00 - Out of County Per Boarding

Punch Cards: $12.00 per card (12 one-way trips)

Grand Island Thursday
Kearney Friday

For other county transportation info, please click here:

Transportation Success Story:

*John began utilizing the Mid-Nebraska transportation system when he moved to a rehabilitation facility in town. John is described as a quiet person, perhaps a bit "gruff looking." As a result of scheduling similarities, he and two other local gentlemen often rode the Mid bus together. Over time, John got to know his fellow passengers and started to interact with them more often. A couple of days before Christmas, the bus driver shared this story about John and his new friends.
"I picked up the guys and then I picked up John. When John got on board, one of the guys handed him a Christmas card. John was dead quiet. When I looked over at him, I could see that he was crying. I didn't say anything, just drove him out to work. When I dropped him off, he mentioned form me to step off the bus. I got out and walked up to John. He said, 'I am 40 years old and this is the first Christmas card that anyone has ever given me. I hope I never have to quit riding this bus.'"
Over time, John has been quite an advocate for the Mid-Nebraska transit system and due to his involvement, we have added two new riders to the system.
*Name has been changed to protect customer privacy.