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Mr. Kyle Schneweis

Director
Nebraska Department of Transportation

Bio

  • Mr. Kyle Schneweis was appointed Director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) by Governor Pete Ricketts in June of 2015. As Director, he leads the Department’s 2,100 employees in the planning, development, design, construction, maintenance, and administration of the state highway system.

    Mr. Schneweis has over 20 years of experience in the transportation field in both the public and private sector. His diverse background includes leading multiple policy and strategic planning initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels.

    After earning his civil engineering degree from the University of North Dakota, Mr. Schneweis began his professional career with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). In his time at KDOT, he led the updateof the state’s long-range transportation plan and staffed the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Transportation Task Force. He was appointed Chief of Government Affairs where he helped shepherd the legislative passage of an $8.3 billion transportation program.

    After a dozen years with KDOT, Mr. Schneweisjoined High Street Consulting, a public policy firm out of Washington, D.C., where he assisted more than a dozen state DOT clients on a variety of strategic planning and policy initiatives.

    Since joining NDOT in 2015, Mr. Schneweis has overseen the passage and implementation of the Transportation Innovation Act, one of Nebraska’s largest investments in transportation in the last half-century. As well as several other large-scale legislative and policy initiatives that improve roadway safety, encourage innovation and technological advancement, and streamline processes for increased operational efficiency.

    As Director, Mr. Schneweis focuses on identifying innovative ways to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department while improving customer service. He puts great emphasis on transparency, keeping customers involved and informed, and seeking out opportunities that willpositively impact the economy and our Nebraska communities. He believes in a team approach and empowering employees to help inform decisions.

    He and his wife, Laurel, live in Lincoln and are enjoying the opportunity to raise their toddler boys Mazlo and Karver in Laurel’s hometown.