A new $8.5 million pedestrian bridge in Salt Lake City that was built with the help of Union Pacific (UP) provides high school students, runners and pedestrians a safe way to cross five sets of railroad tracks.
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Union Pacific Helps Spark a New Era for Trade School Students at Laramie County Community College in Wyoming
A trade school program in Cheyenne, Wyoming, focused on training the next generation of welders and diesel mechanics is expanding with the help of Union Pacific Railroad.
An unused Union Pacific (UP) rail yard located in the heart of Kansas City has a renewed lease on life with the recent opening of a rail transload facility in a critical Midwest transportation corridor.
Armed with the resources to share public safety information throughout the railroad’s 23-state system, 126 Union Pacific Railroad employees/volunteers have delivered more than 93 rail safety presentations to more than 30,000 pedestrians, motorists and professional truck drivers in 2023.
Union Pacific Railroad’s business resource group, Planet Tracks, held its first-ever employee sustainability symposium focused on the initiatives, technology and outreach efforts the railroad is leveraging to build a more sustainable future.
It’s not quite a crystal ball, but for Union Pacific train crews a new tech solution – Field Vision – may be nearly as valuable as they deliver customer freight safely and efficiently.
In a fusion of steel and stars, Union Pacific (UP) recently found itself on a one-of-a-kind voyage, serving a unique customer. The railroad teamed with Norfolk Southern (NS) and short line Florida East Coast (FEC) to safely transport 10 rocket motors from Northrop Grumman Systems in Corinne, Utah, to NASA in Cape Canaveral, Fla., for use in the upcoming Artemis II mission.
When President Beth Whited was promoted to Union Pacific Railroad’s executive ranks in 2000, about 10% of those leaders were women – today, that percentage has climbed to 26% and continues to grow.
Union Pacific’s De Soto, Missouri, car shop recently celebrated a one-year reportable injury-free milestone – an achievement the team last reached in 2015 – with a group lunch served up by management.
Union Pacific recently honored 19 Leadership Development Program (LDP) graduates at a ceremony in Omaha, bringing together leaders from across the railroad to celebrate its 30th cohort.