As the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacts communities, countless nonprofit organizations and their volunteers are lending a hand to those in need, whether providing a warm meal, a safe refuge or even a needed educational distraction for families with children stuck at home. Read Story
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The Women's Center of Tarrant County has been helping women and families since 1979 with a wide array of services, ranging from crisis counseling to violence education and prevention. Central to its mission of empowering women, men and children of all ages and backgrounds is guiding them to as they find a lifelong career.
Union Pacific and its West Coast port partners are keeping the supply chain moving for medical supplies and other essential goods coming into the U.S. from Asia. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach make up the San Pedro Bay complex, handling 25 percent of all U.S. exports and nearly 40 percent of containerized imports.
Whether it's stocking a home pantry or having the supplies to support essential services at hospitals, police and fire stations, and restaurants, the items in greatest demand are riding the rails as freight trains move the goods communities need most in a national emergency.
Imagine if roadside sensors could warn you before one of your tires suffers a blowout, preventing an accident. While that technology is still a fantasy for drivers, Union Pacific Railroad has been using a similar technology to prevent train derailments for years.
The streets of Oak Park, Illinois, and the communities surrounding the Chicago suburb are aglow in mosaic tiles, loud colors and a lot of love, thanks to a summer youth employment program that’s helping mentor a new generation of local artists.
Railroad ties are literally the foundation on which railroads are built. Union Pacific annually replaces between 3 million and 4 million railroad ties. Now a new system is doubling the number of railroad ties that can be disposed of per day, to nearly 5,000.
When the first train traveled across the last segment of Union Pacific track to be transitioned to Positive Train Control (PTC) earlier this month, it represented millions of hours of work from more than a thousand employees across 17,000 route miles of track, all in an effort to enhance safety.
Spend some time with Kari Kirchhoefer and you’ll see she’s bullish on capturing new business for Loup Logistics, a Union Pacific subsidiary that offers door-to-door intermodal shipping, transload and logistics services. Named the company’s vice president last September, Kirchhoefer discussed her new role and vision.
One of Union Pacific’s Employee Resource Groups, CONAH (Council of Native American Heritage) was formed in 2008 to assist the railroad with recruitment, retention and development of employees with Native American heritage and to build bridges to the Native American community.
Everyday expressions like “buckle up,” “look both ways” and “don’t talk to strangers” commonly roll off parents’ tongues, but there’s one important topic that parents rarely discuss with their kids: railroad safety.
A turning point in community arts and culture is coming to the Council Bluffs, Iowa, area, as Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment (PACE) renovates and expands the historic Harvester II building into a nearly 95,000-square-foot facility with Union Pacific’s help through the Community Ties Giving Program.