How do Union Pacific (UP) employees provide safe and reliable service year-after-year in a 24/7 outdoor factory? Conductor Antonio Marquez credits his 18-year reportable injury-free career to situational awareness and knowing what’s required to safely complete each job.
Following extreme weather events, “our team continues to work hard to recover the network,” Union Pacific (UP) Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales Kenny Rocker told customers in a Jan. 30 railroad status report.
Amtrak in December called on the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to initiate an investigation into “substandard” customer on-time performance for Sunset Limited service between Louisiana and California. Host freight railroad Union Pacific (UP)—which Amtrak said will likely be the prime focus of the investigation—asked the STB on Jan. 27 to order mediation for Amtrak, UP and the other host railroads involved “to resolve or narrow the issues in dispute.”
The corrugated box arrives on your front porch carrying flannel pajamas and slippers, only to leave via the recycling bin on your back porch. The box will return, however, either to your porch or maybe your neighbor’s after winding its way through the supply chain with the help of Union Pacific and its Forest Products Scrap Paper Campaign.
PS Technology (PST) appoints Rushi Patel President and CEO. Also, the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) welcomes new officers and executive director; the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) appoints Ronald Keele new Chief Safety Officer; and Minnesota’s Metropolitan Council (Met Council) selects Ernest Morales III as Chief of the Metro Transit Police Department.
CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS), Union Pacific (UP) and the U.S. operating subsidiaries of CN on Dec. 29, 2022 requested that the Surface Transportation Board (STB) stay its requirement that the Class I railroads commit to a new arbitration program for small rate disputes. STB on Jan. 23, 2023 denied the request.
Union Pacific (UP) grew carloads in fourth-quarter 2022 as it “continued to face challenges hiring craft professionals in critical locations and experienced the impact of extreme winter weather” in December, Chairman, President and CEO Lance Fritz reported Jan. 24. As a result, he said, “revenue growth was more than offset by elevated operating expenses from operational inefficiencies and a higher inflationary environment.”
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on Jan. 20 denied Union Pacific’s (UP) motion for a protective order regarding documents requested at a hearing on the railroad’s institution of embargoes.
Railway Age is pleased to announce the 25 “Fast Trackers” selected for this year’s 25 Under 40 awards program.
You expect innovation from a name like Union Pacific, although with the company’s rich history, you may be surprised how far its achievements in technology and engineering reach. Take for example the ski chairlift, spotlighted in the Union Pacific Museum’s newest exhibit, “Discovered!: Winter Sports Under a Summer Sun: The Railroad and Sun Valley.”