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The Nebraska Chapter of the American Concrete Institute awarded ORBT the

2020 Award of Outstanding Achievement for concrete usage in the State of Nebraska.

Transit services are a fundamental asset to any metropolitan area—providing mobility to diverse populations, attracting talented employees to the city, reducing emissions and more. The Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT) system is the region’s biggest transit investment in decades, allowing passengers to navigate Omaha faster and easier. Despite many hurdles to overcome in the installation of this project—including flooding, harsh winters, and issues relating to COVID-19—the first BRT in Omaha is a success. By investing in more accessible, more efficient transit, Omaha has made a long-term commitment to the needs of its citizens and connecting the region.

24

station canopies and pillar signs created throughout the Omaha Metro.

32

stops in total complete the ORBT route and connect the city.

 

Created in partnership with Omaha Metro, Leo A. Daly and AECOM, Dimensional Innovations fabricated 24 station canopies and Pillar Signs (with more on the way in 2021) that span from Westroads to downtown Omaha along Dodge and Douglas. Where previously bus stops were no more than small shelters or benches on a patch of sidewalk or grass, the new ORBT stations are custom heated concrete platforms with large spacious canopies, lighting, emergency phones, security cameras, kiosks, and real time notifications for upcoming buses. Built on level, raised platforms for convenient docking and featuring ADA-compliant touchscreens, the new stations make city transit easier than ever for those with disabilities.

 

Testimonials

"From start to finish, DI was very responsive and innovative in helping to adjust the canopy structures as needed for not only Metro’s design changes, but the technology components as well."

Joy A. Hottovy Willoughby, PE Senior Project Manager

"[DI] was aware of schedule and cost impacts, always available when issues arose, open and fair with changes in the field and most importantly, provided a quality product that has provided Metro and the City of Omaha an exceptional new bus service with great customer amenities."

Joy A. Hottovy Willoughby, PE Senior Project Manager

Civic + Transit From bus and rapid transit shelters to digital signage systems, we view every transit project as an opportunity to move people, tell a story, connect communities and infuse fun into functional. And all of our work is proudly designed and made in the USA.
 

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Mike Trio

Mike Trio

Associate Principal / Vice President of Transit Division

One of DI’s fearless leaders, Vice President of Estimating and Purchasing, Mike Trio builds the overall caliber of the organization, overseeing and driving the business strategy for DI and its employees. He leads strategy and... more about Mike Trio Mike Trio Mike Trio Associate Principal / Vice President of Transit Division

One of DI’s fearless leaders, Vice President of Estimating and Purchasing, Mike Trio builds the overall caliber of the organization, overseeing and driving the business strategy for DI and its employees. He leads strategy and development for both project estimating and material procurement.

Mike’s career began in manufacturing – his degree is in metal fabrication – and moved to installation and then to estimating. He can claim more than 35 years experience, 18 of those with DI, though you’ll never hear him brag about it.

With every project at DI coming across his desk at some point, he claims no favorites, adding they all offer something different than the previous. Mike most values DI’s culture that allows every employee a voice on the project, ensuring the entire team strives for excellence in every project, for every client.

A family man, Mike’s time is spent with his wife, three children and five grandchildren, as well as the family dog who waits at the front door for him to get home every evening. He’s also a devoted outdoorsman, spending time hiking, gardening, fishing and hunting.

Ashley Elliott

Ashley Elliott

Client Development Representative

Ashley values meaningful relationships and the importance of positive experiences.  She has five years of sales experience and is passionate about driving company growth through new relationships from creative strategies. She is always... more about Ashley Elliott Ashley Elliott Ashley Elliott Client Development Representative

Ashley values meaningful relationships and the importance of positive experiences.  She has five years of sales experience and is passionate about driving company growth through new relationships from creative strategies. She is always up for a challenge and drives business efforts in several verticals which include: transit, cultural, healthcare, entertainment, retail and strategic partnerships.

 

Ashley loves to be outside on long walks with her dog, Murphy, trying out new recipes, playing tennis and cheering on the Jayhawks with her family and friends. Ashley graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s Degree from the School of Journalism in Strategic Communications with a Business Minor.

 
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