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. Read Story
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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.
Sacramento-based Meristem focuses on four key goals for students: building a strong sense of self, mastering basic life skills, enhancing social capacity and preparing to enter higher education and the workforce.
Two months after what has been called one of the worst floods to strike the Midwest and Central Plains since 1993, communities are still picking up the pieces and, in some places, waiting for the waters to recede. Thanks to Union Pacific's extraordinary efforts to reopen railroad service in the aftermath of spring 2019 flooding, many railroad customers have returned to normal operations.
The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad May 10, 1869, is recognized as one of our country’s biggest achievements and one of mankind’s biggest accomplishments. It’s been compared to the Apollo 11 moon landing in terms of the vision, dedication, innovation and collaboration needed to connect the country with a ribbon of rail.