About Us

What is Fast Forward?

The Federal Highway Administration and University of Nebraska at Omaha welcome you to Fast Forward!

Fast Forward is a transportation workforce development online resource intended for middle school, high school, and community college students, parents and educators. Our mission is to inspire youth to take the lead today and explore the world of exciting, world-changing career opportunities awaiting them in the transportation industry of tomorrow. Our informational content includes career profiles, featured interviews with real-world students and transportation professionals, the latest info on extracurricular programs and college scholarships, breaking news and updates, and much more. So … are you ready to Fast Forward to a bright future in the transportation industry?

Fast Forward is proudly sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration in collaboration with the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Its ongoing mission is to promote transportation workforce development among middle school, high school, and community college students, parents, and educators in order to ensure a safer, more efficient, and environmentally-sustainable transportation system for the nation and the globe.

Our Team

Valerie Lefler

Project Director


Melanie Kiper

Logistics Manager


Erin Skoog

Graphic Designer


Aaron Mack

Lead Editor


Srikanth Vidyala

Web Developer


Bauer Matt

Videographer