Union Pacific

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) ruled Sept. 2 that five Class I railroads—BNSF, U.S. affiliates of Canadian National and Canadian Pacific, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific—are revenue adequate. That is,…
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has pledged an additional $102 million in right-of-way upgrades for higher-speed rail (HrSR) improvements to accelerate passenger rail travel times between Chicago and St. Louis.
Oregon's Department of State Lands on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, denied a permit for construction of a coal export project on the Columbia River to bolster international coal export.
Union Pacific said Thursday, July 24, 2014 its second-quarter net earnings rose 17%, to $1.29 billion, or $1.43 per share, measured against $1.11 billion, or $1.18 per share, in the…
A series of wildfires in central and eastern Washington state, some blazing for nearly a week, have devastated entire communities and left several sections of railway damaged.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durban (D) joined Union Pacific President and COO Lance Fritz Friday, June 27, 2014, to announce a joint $90 million addition…
Union Pacific has increased the frequency of two intermodal services, Portland-Chicago and Northern California-Chicago, both of which are part of UP’s top-tier “premium” intermodal service, with four-day delivery in the…
OmniTRAX announced Wednesday, May 28, 2014 that it is acquiring Sand Springs Railway Co., a 32-mile short line linking the railroad's namesake Oklahoma city with Tulsa, Okla.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez joined Union Pacific Chairman and CEO Jack Koraleski in ceremonially opening UP's new 2,200-acre facility in Santa Teresa, N.M. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
Historically high levels of traffic, plus numerous track and capacity improvement projects that are currently under way, are both putting the squeeze on BNSF's northern corridor, with intermodal a potential…
RAIL.ONE USA Corp. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, held an opening ceremony for a $22 million concrete rail tie plant in Clinton, Iowa, located within the city's Lincolnway Railport.
Union Pacific on April 17, 2014 reported 2014 first quarter net income of $1.1 billion, or $2.38 per diluted share, compared to $957 million, or $2.03 per diluted share, in first-quarter…
The Surface Transportation Board is directing BNSF Railway, Kansas City Southern Railway, and Union Pacific to "Engage in mandatory mediation to resolve" the issue of trackage rights over nine miles…
Jackson County, Mo., and Union Pacific have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding to transfer ownership of 19 miles of UP right-of-way to the county for future passenger rail use.
At the turn of the 20th century, seven-term Mexican President Porfirio Diaz is cited as having complained, “Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.”
A railway reform bill that has been approved by the lower house of Mexico’s Congress and that would impose a form of open access has had a major impact on…
Union Pacific Corp. Chairman James R. (Jim) Young, who worked his way from an entry-level finance position to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, died Feb. 15, 2014 after a…
Union Pacific has announced a capital spending plan worth $3.9 billion, and has installed Lance Fritz and Cameron Scott in new leadership positions following Jim Young’s retirement as Chairman.
Union Pacific said Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 fourth-quarter 2013 earnings of $1.17 billion, or $2.55 per share, up 13% from $1.04 billion, or $2.19 per share, in the fourth quarter…
Union Pacific has appointed vice presidents D. Lynn Kelley and Joseph O’Connor to new positions within the organization, effective Feb. 1, 2014.
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