— Residents of central Nebraska can take advantage of a community transit program to catch low-cost rides to medical appointments or to run errands. Public transportation options are scarce in rural areas, as are ride-sharing programs such as Uber and Lyft. As a result, people who don’t drive often rely on family members or friends for transportation or don’t go. But in seven counties—Adams, Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Gosper, Hamilton and Kearney—a publicly funded program called Reach Your Destination Easily (RYDE) Transit …

— The Missing Middle Housing – An Evening with Daniel Parolek” Daniel Parolek, Opticos Design Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. UNO’s Mammel Hall 6708 Pine St, Omaha, NE 68106 Free and open to the public – please join us!   Daniel is an architect and urbanist who has worked with cities and towns of all sizes around the world to create vibrant, urban visions that reinforce the unique character of a place and that support local economies. “Missing Middle” …

— The following letter to the editor from AARP Nebraska State Director Connie Benjamin was recently published in several Nebraska newspapers. Crossing the street shouldn’t mean putting your life at risk. Safe, well-designed streets and crosswalks are vital to our communities. Tragically, a pedestrian is killed every two hours in the U.S. In 2013, one-fifth of children under age 14 killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians. Older adults are also exceptionally vulnerable, comprising 20 percent of all pedestrian deaths. In fact, …