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Earlier this month, the Federal Railroad Administration announced more than $368 million in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant program funds to 46 projects in 32 states and the District of Columbia.
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Responding to traffic-halting emergencies isn’t in the job description for many welders. Nonetheless, Union Pacific welders Chris Cornejo and Jake Allen went beyond their everyday duties to help others in dire need.
Replacing a 110-year-old bridge in 48 hours is an ambitious task no matter who you ask; accomplishing it in 30 hours deserves some major kudos. A cross-functional Union Pacific team recently did just that in Iowa.
Inspired by the growing need for workforce development initiatives, Union Pacific is partnering with Southwest Texas Junior College to expand industrial trade careers through the La Frontera ("The Border") Diesel Program Expansion Project.
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Displaying the Courage to Care spirit is not only for the workplace – it can also positively impact everyday life. This was the case for employees Derrick Beard and Lionel Nelson, detector car operators, while en route to a job site in Chicago.
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Schrampfer's work was instrumental in Union Pacific earning a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2022 "Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality." UP is the only Class I freight railroad earning a 100% rating on the list.
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During his 50-year railroad journey, Johnathan Deckard has served as a supervisor and general foreperson. He has worked at the RIP track, yard and on a wheel truck. He also has participated in Peer Support and Operation RedBlock. "I've done it all," Deckard said with a smile.
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Dale Turner has been working on the railroad for nearly 26 years – serving as a switchperson, brakeperson, conductor and then locomotive engineer for 19 of those years. Learn more about this engaging Union Pacific employee based in Fort Worth, Texas, and what makes him tick.
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Spending 50 years on the railroad hasn’t dulled Greg Wahl’s excitement for cutting-edge technology. In fact, the Bakersfield, California, locomotive engineer embraces new technology and commits himself to training his peers on how to use it.
Tuesday’s mass murder in Uvalde, Texas, and the mass murder that took place in Buffalo, New York, on May 14 continue a pattern of heart shattering violence in America. In these events and in others before them, people going about their normal lives – individuals, children, parents, grandparents – experienced their last moment on earth facing thoughtless, cowardly menace.
College students from more than 40 nationwide colleges and universities were selected for UP’s three-month in-residence Intern Connection Program, which offers a mix of work experience, professional development and networking opportunities.
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Welder Thomas Frey’s first three years with Union Pacific have been fast paced, as his work and home lives kept him moving. While Frey’s Houston Engineering gang travels the system, his three college student children and a fiancé keep him on his toes. But always up for a challenge, Frey decided to add one more thing to his plate – turning his associates into a bachelor’s degree.
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Pancho Daniel said he wouldn’t trade his railroad career experience for the world, including a five-year stretch in the late 1970s and early 80s when he was a full-time presenter for the newly formed Operation Lifesaver, talking with schoolchildren throughout Nevada and Utah about railroad safety.
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Craig Crisp’s perspective has led him down a career path uniquely his own, recently earning him a promotion. This year, the 28-year railroader started a new position as a manager-Track Construction Projects. In this role, Crisp will evaluate and implement railroad capital project designs.
Union Pacific’s tangible commitment to communities started nearly 70 years ago, when the Union Pacific Foundation was created to support local charitable, educational and scientific activities. Now part of the Community Ties Giving Program, the Foundation has awarded grants every year since its launch in 1955. Our annual, open request for proposals process is open through May 31.
Throughout my career I worked both inside and outside the office – in the railyard. The worst job was being a “mud hop” – working in the yard verifying rail cars on inbound and outbound trains, come rain or shine. In lousy weather it was unpleasant work. The men thought I would get discouraged and quit, but not this woman. I just put one foot in front of the other and kept going.