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.
Union Pacific (UP), the fifth Class I to report second-quarter 2020 financials, was hit hard, like most of its peers. Net income of $1.1 billion, or $1.67 per diluted share, was 41% lower than the $1.6 billion, or $2.22 per diluted share, reported in 2Q19.
The National Park Service (NPS), Union Pacific (UP) and the National Park Foundation (NPF) released the Junior Ranger Railroad Explorer activity booklet, which can be obtained for free from NPS.gov.
Union Pacific (UP) today reported 4Q19 net income of $1.4 billion, or $2.02 per diluted share. This compares to $1.6 billion, or $2.12 per diluted share, in the 4Q18.
Union Pacific recently completed Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation, activating its final track segment. The technology is now implemented on all the company’s federally mandated rail lines, including required passenger train routes. Union Pacific will continue working with partner railroads on their interoperability efforts, ensuring seamless operation onto the company’s tracks.
Union Pacific (UP) recently announced a new Marketing and Sales organizational structure, consolidating its business groups from four to three: Bulk, Industrial and Premium. The changes are effective Jan. 1.
U.S. Department of Labor initiative HIRE Vets Medallion Program has named Union Pacific (UP) a 2019 Gold Medallion recipient for its support of military veterans. It applauded many of UP’s programs, including its UP VETS employee resource group which aims to connect service members and provide camaraderie and mentorship.
Union Pacific (UP) recently announced in a notice to customers that it is updating its current intermodal reservation system—with a projected release next month—to “improve ease of use while also improving reservation utilization through technology and better processes” as the railroad continues its transition to PSR (Precision Scheduled Railroading).