Communities thrive when citizens feel safe. Union Pacific is committed to helping commu.nities prevent and prepare for accidents and emergencies, ensuring citizens get home safely at the end of each day. This reflects Union Pacific's commitment to the safety of our employees and communities through which our railroad passes. We prioritize funding for programs achieving the following objectives.
- Prevent accidents and emergencies through education and awareness efforts, particularly around pedestrian, bike, driver and rail safety.
- Improve safe access to public places including, but not limited to, signage and proper lighting.
- Prevent crime and violence through efforts addressing root causes and mitigating future incidents.
- Prepare and equip citizens and independent, non-profit emergency responders to effectively respond to accidents and emergencies when they occur. Union Pacific supports publicly funded emergency responders separately, through a variety of corporate programs.