Union Pacific Brings 21st Century Technologies to Life with Positive Train Control Implementation
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.
Loup Logistics Looking to Extend Railroad’s Reach
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.
Ties that Bind — CONAH Tells Union Pacific's Story
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.
Welding Their Way into the Workforce
Omaha's Westside High School recently unveiled the 2,500-square-foot lab facility equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, funded by more than 40 donors, including Union Pacific's Community Ties Giving Program.
Parents: Add the Railroad ‘Four S’s’ to Your Safety Talks
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.
UP Takes Center Stage in Community Partnership for the Arts
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.
Teens Learn Auto Skills One Mustang at a Time
Cars are more than just a form of transportation for Terry Karges, executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum.
California Program Helps Autistic Students Master Life Skills
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.
How Union Pacific's Actions Helped Customers and Communities Recover from the 2019 Flood
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.
America Celebrates the Transcontinental Railroad
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.
Los Angeles Nonprofit Plants Healthy Seeds in Communities
Most students bring home stickers or postcards as souvenirs from their class field trips. Claudia Coronel’s 6-year-old son Adrian brought home a grocery list.
Preparing for the Once-in-a-Career Call
More than 200 first responders recently received hands-on training on how to safely react during a hazardous materials emergency. It's part of Union Pacific's four-prong safety mission: Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.
Steam Update: Big Boy’s Restoration Nearly Complete
Union Pacific steam locomotive No. 4014, the Big Boy, is in one piece again nearly two years after the behemoth was disassembled to begin its restoration.