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In early March, Andrew Rohleder and Jose Zuazua were part of a welding fire watch team in Lincoln, California. When they returned from a break, Rohleder noticed a team member slumped over in the driver’s seat of their work vehicle.
For more than three decades, Bo’s Place in Houston has been offering grief support to families, including age-appropriate services for children. And, since 2012, Union Pacific’s Community Ties Giving Program has supported Bo’s Place, donating $35,000 over the past decade.
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Union Pacific is celebrating trailblazers like the Sudds family as it focuses on doubling female representation to 11% by 2030 as part of its diversity, equity and inclusion goals to better reflect the communities it serves.
Rahul Jalali, Union Pacific’s senior vice president and chief information officer, recently earned a spot on Forbes CIO Next List, highlighting 50 technology leaders who are redefining the CIO role and driving game-changing innovation. He also was named one of Railway Age’s 2022 Readers’ Influential Leaders, nominated by subscribers as one of the industry’s top 10 influential individuals who are committed to service and making a difference.
As demand for freight transportation soars, Union Pacific is making early connections with young people due to enter the workforce.
Union Pacific has serious safety and traffic concerns with the Oakland A’s proposed baseball stadium and a mixed-used residential/business development district next to two busy rail yards and a passenger rail station at Howard Terminal.
In April 1982, Union Pacific became the first U.S. railroad to establish a formal supplier diversity program. That first year, the railroad spent $10 million with diverse businesses. Today, UP is proud to spend $520 million in goods and services from more than 275 diverse suppliers in 35 states.
For the safety of every Union Pacific team member, substance abuse can’t be a part of that equation. That’s why Operation RedBlock volunteers have been visiting crew rooms, team meetings and safety briefings for more than 40 years.
In a world with constantly evolving supply chain challenges, every second counts. Union Pacific is meeting that need for speed by rolling out Fast Gate, allowing truck drivers to bypass the check-in kiosk when entering the railroad’s intermodal terminals.
Rural doesn’t always mean quiet. Take for example the highway-rail grade crossing on Union Pacific’s Laredo Subdivision in LaSalle County, Texas. Oil and gas exploration activities in the area mean large machinery and local traffic regularly traverse this hot spot.
Thanks to extensive outreach efforts, firefighters from 22 fire districts and departments received hazardous materials (hazmat) response training in Union Pacific’s largest-ever class of its kind in central Louisiana.
Forty years ago in Houston, Kathleen Foster and her friend, Bill Jones, opened a home for children in crisis. Casa de Esperanza was started as a place where parents struggling with homelessness, mental health issues and other challenges could provide their children a safe place to live.
Union Pacific’s Englewood Yard in Houston, Texas, plays a pivotal role keeping freight moving – and as the yard continues transforming into a premier rail car processing hub, this important work can’t miss a beat.
Our goal is to have a deep understanding of how our customers' needs are changing, the pain points in their processes, and how we can create value for their supply chain.
The Loup Multicultural Council is making a splash for at-risk students in the Omaha area.
Weeds have met their match with a new innovation traversing Union Pacific’s tracks systemwide.
The recent acquisition of a premier reload facility in one of the fastest growing counties in America gives Union Pacific's Loup Logistics subsidiary a big footprint in an expanding market.
Two separate but key Union Pacific initiatives – supplier diversity and train length – are merging in Texas, leading to a win-win situation for all stakeholders.
'Happy Birthday, Yellowstone:' Union Pacific and National Park Foundation Celebrate National Treasure
Union Pacific has the pleasure of wishing Yellowstone National Park: “Happy Birthday!” Today, the natural wonder celebrates its 150th anniversary as a national treasure. Widely recognized as the world’s first national park, this anniversary is one of many that Union Pacific has celebrated with Yellowstone.
Chicago track supervisor Lakish Vanzant works hard to make every encounter at Union Pacific a positive one.
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 700 company leaders came together Feb. 24 at the largest Leadership Conference in Union Pacific history to share success stories, talk with customers and financial investors and discuss company strategy.
Union Pacific reduced its overall fuel consumption for the third year in a row and helped its customers eliminate an estimated 22.9 million metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by choosing rail over truck.
When Charles Gustafson first heard about a little boy’s Make-A-Wish request to “drive” a locomotive, the senior manager for Union Pacific Railroad in Houston, Texas, knew it was a tough ask.
The first time a truck-driving student at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas, encounters a railroad crossing will be on a training course and not a public highway thanks to a real-world project that received a big assist from Union Pacific Railroad.
Through this unprecedented environment, Union Pacific strives to reach its aggressive 2030 diversity goals, increasing our people of color population from 29.4% to 40% and doubling our female population to 11%. Progress toward these goals was outlined in our just-released 2021 Human Capital Report, titled “We Are One.”
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Every day, Kia Patterson races against a nonstop clock – and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Part tie pickup, part brush cutter, part ditch cleaner, the new Maintenance of Way machine might just be the most versatile piece of equipment in Union Pacific’s arsenal. And that’s the point, according to Salt Lake City-based Kevin Packard, track supervisor, Engineering.
Lessons from Assembling the World's Largest Battery-Electric Locomotive Freight Fleet Will Benefit Entire Industry
Our announced plans to assemble the world’s largest battery electric locomotive freight fleet -- purchasing 20 battery-electric locomotives for testing in yard operations -- is a step toward our company goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. But it’s only one step on a journey that includes the entire transportation sector.
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With past volunteer experience as a firefighter and medic, and 32 years of emergency services experience, Critical Call Dispatcher Don "Mac" McDonough is prepared to help callers during every type of urgent situation. On a recent shift, McDonough received a call from a distressed teen experiencing a mental health crisis.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom stood with Union Pacific representatives, law enforcement officers and UPS on Thursday, announcing a multi-agency effort to combat rail theft in Los Angeles.
Union Pacific mobilized an aggressive response to a spike in cargo theft , increasing the number of police assigned to protecting the targeted areas in Los Angeles County, as well as leveraging technology, such as drone surveillance, specialized fencing and trespass-detection systems.
Delivering a positive customer experience, resolving pain points, and accentuating bright spots not only is a nice-to-have, but it’s also an imperative that gives us a competitive advantage and will be even more crucial in the advanced supply chain of the future. We understand that our customers have choices, and newer decision-makers demand a seamless, simple, responsive business partner.
A Union Pacific track renewal manager may be helping the railroad expand its use of renewable energy.
In railroading towns across Union Pacific’s 23-state network, our employees supported local families in need of cheer this holiday season.
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When wildfires swept through the Boulder, Colorado, area late last week, Union Pacific subsidiary PS Technology’s office was spared by only a few hundred feet. PST employees did not escape loss, however, as some lost homes in the fire.
Railroads don’t rely on the government to fund the maintenance and expansion of their infrastructure, which includes all structures, buildings, land, and the equipment needed to run a railroad. But that doesn’t mean railroads won’t see benefits from the infrastructure bill.
From extreme weather to supply chain congestion, Union Pacific overcame its fair share of challenges.