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.
Objectives are to:
that Nebraska's legislative and executive branches take full and active
participation in the Midwest Interstate
Passenger Rail Commission.
for establishing commuter public transportation service including
commuter trains for the Omaha/Lincoln urban region.
for Iowa DOT's proposed Chicago - Omaha passenger service via Des Moines
with service extending beyond Omaha to Lincoln.
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.
for the expansion of the use and accessibility of the AMTRAK stations in
the state as hubs for all surface public and private passenger
for additional daylight AMTRAK passenger service between Chicago and
Denver through Lincoln and Omaha.
for the creation of a passenger rail line from Omaha and Lincoln to
here to read the full Statement of Objectives (a one-page PDF).