NovakOmaha wrote:HR Paperstacks wrote:With the NCAA Tournament going on right now, there's a bunch of articles out there on Omaha right now.
I came across a series of blog articles from NewsOK.com:
Welcome to Nebraska ... where they have Arbor Day, green buildings and mobster steakhouses
Day 2 in Omaha: Lots more basketball than Day 1
Day 3 in Omaha: A long run, weird 80s music and a game to cover
I found it funny how the writer was amazed about I-80 being seven lanes:About an hour later, we rolled back cross the Nebraska stateline and into Omaha — and soon found ourselves on a seven-lane highway.
Yes, SEVEN lanes in Omaha.
Seven lanes going our direction, and I suspect there were seven lanes going the other way. What are they doing with seven-lane highways in Omaha? I know that the Omaha metro also includes Council Bluffs, Iowa, as well as Offutt Air Force Base, but I thought maybe I’d missed some sort of mass migration. I did a little googling, and I did not miss anything. Omaha’s metro area has a population of 1.3 million. Oklahoma City’s metro area is 1.3 million.
We don’t have seven-lane highways in Oklahoma City!
Since when does Metro Omaha have 1.3 million people? Did they annex Lincoln?
I think it's "Metro Area" or "Metropolitan Statistical Area".. Seems to me to be kind of an arbitrary lumping of more heavily populated areas.. Looks like the Omaha MSA includes Council Bluffs but NOT Lincoln..
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