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John L. Craig, Director
Nebraska Department of Roads

Updated December 27, 2005

John L. Craig has been the Director of the Nebraska Department of Roads since 1999. The Department is the surface transportation agency responsible for highway, rail, public transportation, and other programs throughout Nebraska.

He is on the Board of Directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) , Chair of the Nebraska Railway Council, and on the Advisory Board of the Nebraska Logistics Council. He is a past member of the Board of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board, National Academies, Chair of the AASHTO Asset Management Task Force, and Chair of the Joint Committee comprised of AASHTO, Associated General Contractors, and the American Road and Transportation Builders.

He previously served 24 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with assignments in the continental United States, Alaska, Korea, and Europe.

He has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Central Missouri State University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Alaska.

John is married to the former Kathleen Sue Shea of Warrensburg, Missouri, and they have three children: a daughter, Heather, and two sons, Brian and Michael.

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