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ProRail Nebraska -- Nebraska's Association of Railroad Passengers and Supporters

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ProRail Nebraska's Mission:

ProRail Nebraska is a not-for-profit organization founded to inform the citizens of Nebraska about the benefits of railroads and to promote balanced, efficient transportation - both freight and passenger - in Nebraska and the Nation.

As an independent state affiliate of the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP), ProRail Nebraska is dedicated to supporting and advocating for railroad service in the state of Nebraska.

Our Objectives are to:

  • Advocate that Nebraska's legislative and executive branches take full and active participation in the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission.
  • Advocate for establishing commuter public transportation service including commuter trains  for the Omaha/Lincoln urban region.
  • Advocate for Iowa DOT's proposed Chicago - Omaha passenger service via Des Moines with service extending beyond Omaha to Lincoln.
  • Advocate for the creation of a Nebraska Department of Surface Transportation with a clear function to plan, develop, and implement passenger rail service.  Nebraska is the only state that has no Department of Transportation, just a Dept. of Roads. SUCCESS! Thanks to passage of LB 339 in the 2017 Legislative Session, the Departments of Roads and Aviation were merged July 1, 2017 forming the Nebraska Dept. of Transportation. ProRail supported passage of LB 339.
  • Advocate for the expansion of the use and accessibility of the AMTRAK stations in the state as hubs for all surface public and private passenger transportation systems.
  • Advocate for additional daylight AMTRAK passenger service between Chicago and Denver through Lincoln and Omaha.  
  • Advocate for the creation of a passenger rail line from Omaha and Lincoln to Kansas City..

Click here to read the full Statement of Objectives (a one-page PDF).

Updated 8/12/2017