Union Pacific (UP) has named Humberto Vargas Vice President-Mexico, Marketing and Sales, succeeding Bernardo Ayala. Ayala will take on a leadership position in Locomotive Distribution and Network Operations at the Class I railroad.
Union Pacific’s (UP) agreement employees who worked at least 30 days between March 1 and Nov. 30 are slated to receive a one-time $1,000 bonus (gross) in December.
Union Pacific has reported third-quarter 2020 financial and operating results that “represent another step in our company’s transformation,” Chairman, President and CEO Lance Fritz said, emphasizing the positive aspects of what was largely a difficult quarter.
After two years as Union Pacific’s (UP) Chief Operating Officer, Jim Vena will become a Senior Advisor at the end of the year. Eric Gehringer is succeeding him and will become Executive Vice President-Operations on Jan. 1.
Metra has filed a lawsuit against Union Pacific (UP), which operates several of its commuter rail lines, for breach of contract in Cook County (Ill.) Circuit Court.
Union Pacific has named Rahul Jalali as Chief Information Officer; Jon Panzer, who served as interim CIO, becomes Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning. RailPros has hired Mark Wheeland as Senior Vice President, Service Delivery.
Union Pacific has resumed ticket sales along the Metra lines it operates under contract (UP North, Northwest and West) and is requiring riders to show valid tickets as they board outbound trains or arrive at the Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC) in Chicago.
Clarissa Beyah has been named Union Pacific’s Chief Communications Officer. She will be responsible for driving the railroad’s corporate communications strategy, overseeing executive and employee communications, media relations, digital and social media, and serving as the communication’s adviser to UP’s chairman and senior leadership team.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and Union Pacific recently announced a partnership which allows UP employees to register for fall courses without out-of-pocket tuition costs.
A Union Pacific train derailed early in the morning of July 29 on the south end of the railroad’s 108-year-old Salt River Bridge over Tempe Town Lake, Ariz. Up to 10 cars derailed, causing a section of the bridge to collapse. Several cars caught fire.