January 7th, 2015

The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee is responsible for processing legislation involving the following subject areas:

  • Motor Vehicles
    • driver licensing
    • motor vehicle registration and titles
    • rules of the road; driving under the influence; ignition interlock; texting or use of cell phones while driving
    • size and weight; equipment
    • Department of Motor Vehicles
    • handicapped parking permits
  • Highways
    • highways and bridges
    • roads
    • Department of Roads
    • State Highway Commission
    • motor carriers
    • bicycles
  • Railroads
    • grade crossings
    • transportation safety districts
    • railroad equipment
  • Common Carriers
    • pipelines
    • commercial vehicles
    • telephones; telecommunications; information technology; enhanced wireless 911
    • Public Service Commission
  • Aeronautics

During session, the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee meets on Mondays and Tuesdays in Room 1113 on the 1st Floor of the Capitol.


April 29th, 2010

With funding for Nebraska’s highway system hitting historically crisis levels, State Senator Deb Fischer of Valentine, encourages local government officials and the traveling public to fill out a Department of Roads’ (NDOR) survey that was recently released.  Senator Fischer is chairperson of the Legislature’s Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.

“I think most people have become aware of the fiscal crisis we are facing in Nebraska with regard to highway funding,” Senator Fischer said.  “While we have less revenue, at the same time we are facing higher costs in our highway construction program.  Now, more than ever, we need to be able to prioritize the needs of our transportation infrastructure and the efforts of NDOR.”

NDOR periodically prepares a Long Range Transportation Plan for the state.  The Department has designed a survey to gather input to identify statewide, regional and local transportation issues facing Nebraska.  The survey results will guide NDOR in developing goals and objectives for the Long Range Transportation Plan: Vision 2032.

“This is an excellent opportunity for the average citizen to participate in his or her government so that our limited resources can be used in the most efficient manner and according to the priorities of the traveling public,” Senator Fischer said.

All responses will be kept anonymous and will be reported in the aggregate.  The survey takes approximately fifteen minutes to complete.  The survey is open to the traveling public and those who travel or distribute goods throughout the state.

Anyone willing to fill out the survey can access it on the internet at www.roads.nebraska.gov/lrtp/vision2032/.  The survey deadline is May 21, and results will be posted later this summer.

“I encourage everyone to take the time and fill this survey out,” Fischer said.  “Not only will NDOR be able to effectively plan for the future, but the Legislature will be guided in its pursuit of additional highway funding with the limited resources available.”

LR 152 Report

January 4th, 2010

The Transportation & Telecommunications Committee’s final report on LR 152 is now available to the public. The report is meant to give the Legislature background on the current transportation funding system, why that system is challenged, the current and future needs situation, and the various funding options that were presented to the committee during our public hearings this fall.

Printed copies of the report are available in Room 1110.