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Beyah Named UP Chief Communications Officer

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.

Union Pacific Completes PTC Implementation on Its System

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.

UP Receives Gold Medallion For Vet Support

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.

UP ITR aligned with PSR

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).