Wilson, Koko and Brewster, the stars of "Chuggington: Tales from the Rails," are spreading awareness about rail safety to preschoolers and elementary students, their parents and teachers. Read Story
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The only program like it in the state, Keys to Success serves around 300 Arizona youth annually. The program provides participants with a professional team to support in career development, interview clothing, technology for education and transportation, and scholarships to help with college tuition.
To these talented, motivated students who are learning skills and building connections, the program means everything.
While crisis hotlines have helped people cope with emotional trauma and personal tragedies for decades, Boys Town National Hotline® has changed with the times to accommodate modern ways people communicate.
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.
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.