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About NE OL

Nebraska Operation Lifesaver is the state branch of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Operation Lifesaver’s mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights of way. A national network of trained volunteers provide free presentations on rail safety, including many here in Nebraska.

NE OL Events

Please visit our state website for a complete updated list of events.

NE OL Safety Partners

BNSF Railway
Union Pacific Railroad
Nebraska Central Railroad
Nebraska State Patrol
Nebraska Office of Highway Safety
Nebraska Department of Transportation
Nebraska Safety Council

NE OL Statistics

Please visit our state website for updated statistics.


Please visit our state website for a list of meeting dates and past minutes.

Nebraska Operation Lifesaver meetings take place at BNSF Railway’s Havelock Shops in Lincoln.
Havelock Shops
6600 Burlington Ave.
Lincoln, NE 68507

If you wish to attend the State Meeting, please contact Hilda Gurwell at 402-578-2509.

Board of Directors

State Coordinator
Carol Daley
3010 Birchwood Drive
Bellevue, NE 68123
PH 402 885-8572
FX 402 885-7967

Board President
Marvin Kohout
Traffic Safety Plus
225 N. Cotner Blvd., Ste 107
Lincoln, NE 68505
PH 402 466-0033

Board Secretary
Linda Kearns
NDOT – Highway Safety Office
PO Box 94612
Lincoln, NE 68509
PH 402 471-2567

Board Member
Richard Kotan
HDR Inc., retired
1120 N. 103rd Plaza Suite 300
Omaha, NE 68114-1119
PH 402 399-1128

Board Member
David Huntley
Federal Railroad Administration
901 Locust St, Room 464
Kansas City, MO 64106
PH coming soon
EM coming soon

Board Member
Megan Grimes
Nebraska Ethanol Board
1617 Nemaha St.
Lincoln, NE 68502
PH 402 419-4235

Board Member
Mike Meyer
1415 205th Drive
Seward, NE
PH 402-641-0574

Board Member
Dan Chapp
BNSF Railway
201 N. Seventh St.
Lincoln, NE. 68508
PH 402-250-8660
CELL 402-679-0132

Board Member
Deb Ashworth
Union Pacific Railroad (Dispatching), retired
11304 Oakland Dr
Papillion, NE 68133
PH 402-650-5885

Area Coordinators

Southwest Coordinator

East Coordinator
Hilda Gurwell
3630 Monroe St.
Omaha, NE 68107
PH 402 578-2509

Southeast Coordinator
Tom Hillyard, Conductor
Union Pacific Railroad, retired
2723 Abbott St
Falls City, NE 68355
PH 402 245-2518

West Coordinator


Interested in becoming an authorized volunteer or helping at an event? For more information, contact State Coordinator Carol Daley at We would love to have you help us spread the safety message throughout Nebraska!

Contact Us

Carol Daley State Coordinator

402-657-0439 (mobile)
402-885-8572 (office)