Tag: rural issues



Improving Road and Railway Safety

Freight trains and trucks crisscrossing the Plains are a familiar sight. Less visible is what’s inside — some of that freight is hazardous. With shipping expected to increase nearly 50 percent by 2040, improving rail and truck transportation safety is critical. Hazardous material transportation is just one focus of a five-year, multiinstitutional program Nebraska is […]

Ensuring Quality Child Care for Military Families

Child care is a worry for military families amid frequent moves and deployments, especially if they live off installation. Nebraska Extension leads a nationwide program to improve access to quality child care for military families living off base. To date, over 60,000 child care providers have participated, benefiting more than half a million children. The […]