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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

International Equestrian Show
Omaha, NE — April 11-12, 2018
Century Link Center

2018 Highway Rail Safety Conference
Council Bluffs, IA — April 11-12, 2018
Details: https://iowadot.gov/highwayRailSafetyConference/

State Meeting
Lincoln, NE — May 10, 2018
BNSF Havelock Shops Conference Room

College World Series
Omaha, NE — June 15-17, 2018
TD Ameritrade Park

Operation Lifesaver Night
Omaha (Werner Park) — Aug. 16, 2018

School Safety Presentations
Statewide — Ongoing

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

National Crossing Collisions 2016
Collisions: 1,297
Injuries: 500
Fatalities: 192

National Trespasser Incidents 2016
Injuries: 328
Fatalities: 351

Nebraska Crossing Collisions 2016
Collisions: 23
Injuries: 6
Fatalities: 3

Nebraska Trespasser Incidents 2016
Injuries: 1
Fatalities: 3

Source: Preliminary Statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration

Meetings

Nebraska Operation Lifesaver meetings take place at BNSF Railway’s Havelock Shops in Lincoln. The next meeting will be Thursday, March 8. Lunch will be provided -- potluck.

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
EM cadaley@nebraskaol.org

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

Board Secretary
Linda Kearns
NDOT – Highway Safety Office
PO Box 94612
Lincoln, NE 68509
PH 402 471-2567
EM linda.kearns@nebraska.gov

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

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
EM megblume@gmail.com

Board Member
Mike Meyer
1415 205th Drive
Seward, NE
PH 402-641-0574
EM Huskermeyer25@gmail.com

Board Member
Dan Chapp
BNSF Railway
201 N. Seventh St.
Lincoln, NE. 68508
PH 402-250-8660
CELL 402-679-0132
EM daniel.chapp@bnsf.com

Board Member
Deb Ashworth
Union Pacific Railroad (Dispatching), retired
11304 Oakland Dr
Papillion, NE 68133
PH 402-650-5885
EM deb2613@cox.net

Area Coordinators

Southwest Coordinator
VACANCY

East Coordinator
Hilda Gurwell
3630 Monroe St.
Omaha, NE 68107
PH 402 578-2509
EM hfgurwell48@cox.net

Southeast Coordinator
Tom Hillyard, Conductor
Union Pacific Railroad, retired
2723 Abbott St
Falls City, NE 68355
PH 402 245-2518
EM thillyard@neb.rr.com

West Coordinator
VACANCY

Volunteer

Interested in becoming an authorized volunteer or helping at an event? For more information, contact State Coordinator Carol Daley at cadaley@nebraskaol.org. 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)