Advance is an innovated partnership between the Nebraska Department of Roads, The Nebraska Safety Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney College of Business and Technology and the the Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Public Affairs and Community Service. 
Read the complete press release on the $5.8 million grant to train transit drivers. 

- Since its inception in 2013, Advance has been on a mission to support, promote and enhance public transportation statewide

- The first partnership of its kind in Nebraska, Advance combines experts in business, safety, technology, research, and public policy under a key objective to improve public transportation for all Nebraskans.  In particular, Advance focuses on the unique mobility challenges faced by many of the state's rural residents. 

The current five year initiative includes a diverse portfolio of projects:

- Mobility Management

- Transit Technology for FTA Compliance and Oversight

- Transit System Training

- The Impact of Transportation on Nebraska

- FTA Safety Planning and Oversight

- FTA Civil Rights Compliance and Enhancements

- Public Outreach in Support of Public Transit

Together we are creating a safer, more efficient, more reliable public transportation system for all Nebraskans.  Learn more about the partnership.