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Photograph of the 300-acre Hershey Industrial Rail Park near Hershey, Neb., courtesy of North Platte Chamber and Development Corporation.
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Hershey Rail Park on UP Line Taking Shape

White River Soy Processing, LLC (White River) will develop an oilseed processing plant at the 300-acre Hershey Rail Park, which is eight miles west of North Platte, Neb., and borders the Union

CSX and UP have been recognized on the America’s Most Responsible Companies List for 2024.

Class I Briefs: CSX/UP, NS

CSX and Union Pacific (UP) earn spots on the “most responsible” companies list published by Newsweek magazine. Also, Norfolk Southern (NS) employees in November came together to support charitable organizations across the 22-state network.


Union Pacific Running Well

Since the early 2022 Service Crisis, we’ve seen the U.S. railroads, one-by-one, reach a point where service is arguably fully restored, at least to where it was prior. CSX was quick to

BNSF, UP Earn Top Score on Corporate Equality Index

BNSF and Union Pacific (UP) have been recognized on the 2023-24 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index—both scoring a 100/100 on LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace. The Corporate Equality Index is

“Our new Multimodal Freight Office will lead coordination of our work to strengthen supply chains—including the FLOW data initiative helping companies and ports make better-informed decisions—so that they can move goods more efficiently and keep costs down for Americans," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

USDOT Launches New Multimodal Freight Office

As part of the inaugural meeting of the White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience, President Biden and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on Nov. 27 announced the launch of the Office of Modal Freight Infrastructure and Police (Multimodal Freight Office) to “oversee the maintenance and improvement of the nation’s freight network and supply chains.”

At its museum exhibit, “Move Over, Sir!: Women Working on the Railroad,” UP in 2017 celebrated women railroaders, including Edwina “Curlie” Justus, the Class I’s first Black female engineer (pictured). (Photograph Courtesy of Edwina Justus)

For Justus, Steel Determination

“Working at night and going down the track, it’s quiet and all you can hear are the rails, or you’re just sitting there waiting for the signals to change, or it’s sunrise

TCMC Stations(Heather Poltrock | Wisconsin DOT)

Transit Briefs: Sound Transit, Amtrak, SCVTA

Sound Transit moves forward on the purchase of 10 more Link cars. Also, Amtrak service from St. Paul, Minn., to Chicago, Ill., reaches the final design phase; and Sant Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) vehicles are taking the place of Reading, Pennsylvania, B&O and Short Line on the new Monopoly San Jose Edition.