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Contacts (click on a name to e-mail)

Public Transportation Engineer Kristi Van Ooyen, 402-479-4438
Railroad Liaison Manager Beverly Vonasek 402-479-4515
Railroad Liaison, Legislation, Rules & Regulations Richard Bennett, PE 402-479-4805
Railroad Liaison Engineer Abe Anshasi, PE 402-479-4434
Railroad Liaison Kathy Nuttelman 402-479-4523
Highway Agreements Specialist Jill Smith 402-479-3821



Duties & Responsibilities

  • Administer the federally funded Rail Planning Program and prepare the State Rail Plan.
  • Monitor freight activities, barge traffic and terminal locations along the Missouri River.
  • Administer the federally funded Nebraska Grade Crossing Protection Program, pertaining to signalization and improvement for railroad/highway grade crossings.

Nebraska Railroad Map