About Us

The Heartland Expressway (HE) is first and foremost a surface transportation connection.  The vision is a connection, via 4-lane highways, from the front range of Colorado through Western Nebraska, and further north to the Black Hills of South Dakota. The HE is part of a larger vision that encompasses nine states and four existing corridors, the Port to Plains, Heartland, Camino Real and Theodore Roosevelt. Together they form what is known as the Ports to Plains Corridor.

The Heartland Expressway, a federal high priority corridor, provides an essential economic development tool for rural areas in Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming while facilitating domestic and international trade from Canada to Mexico.

The Heartland Expressway Association is a group of dedicated volunteers working to coordinate the activities within Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming transportation departments to assure that the 4-lane construction provides a seamless artery for routing people and goods through the western states from  south to north and vice versa. This corridor improvement is vital to improving safe travel, economic development and energy development for the region and the United States.

Board of Directors

Daniel Ortiz

City of Kimball, NE

Director

Mike Varney

City of Torrington, WY

Director

Blaise Emerson

Black Hills Council of Local Govts

Director

Joe Kiely

Ports to Plains Alliance

Ex-Officio

Doug Leafgreen

NE Highway Commission

Ex-Officio

Chelsie Herian

Box Butte Development Corp.

Director

Milo Rust

City of Chadron, NE

Director

Deb Cottier

Nebraska Northwest Dev.Corp

Treasurer

Kent Greenwalt

City of Terrytown, NE

Director

Annie Folck

City of Scottsbluff, NE

Director

Mark Masterton

Scotts Bluff County, NE

Vice-Chair

Lane Danielzuk

City of Gering, NE

Chairman

Karen Anderson

SB/G United Chamber

Director

Daniel Bennett

PADD

Director

Tim Garwood

Alliance Tractor

Director

Travis Hiner

Platte Valley Co.

Director

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