Tags: "Union Pacific"

01 Sep
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Rail traffic begins slow return to Houston & Texas Gulf Coast after Harvey

September 1, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Around the edges rail traffic is starting to inch back after Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey devastated Houston and the Gulf Coast of Texas. Union Pacific Railroad reports that freight rail service in the Houston ...

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28 Aug
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Union Pacific & KCS give generous donations to Hurricane Harvey relief

UPDATED August 29, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Two Class 1 railroads in Texas have announced Hurricane Harvey relief funds to help those impacted by the disaster. Union Pacific today pledged $250,000 to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The funds ...

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17 Aug
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UP to lay off 500 managers, other rail workers

August 17, 2017 – Progressiverailroading.com – Union Pacific Railroad yesterday announced it will eliminate 500 management positions by mid-September as part of a cost-cutting measure. The Class I also intends to reduce 250 non-management positions during the same time period, UP ...

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21 Jul
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Coal & industrial products push Union Pacific 2Q profits higher

July 19, 2017 – mysanantonio.com – NEW YORK (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. reported a boost in second-quarter profit on Thursday as coal and industrial product shipments pushed revenue higher. The railroad operator saw healthy gains in coal shipments despite a ...

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21 Jul
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Union Pacific improves railroad crossing safety, accidents down

July 21, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific’s rail safety programs helped improve public safety and contributed to a 5 percent decline in vehicle–train collisions at railroad crossings in the first half of 2017, compared to last year. Union ...

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09 Jul
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Texas port contracts Primoris to complete rail project at Freeport

July 7, 2017 – ProgressiveRailroading.com – Port Freeport has awarded a more than $21 million contract to Primoris Heavy Civil to build rail infrastructure at the southeastern Texas port. Part of Primoris Services Corp., Primoris Heavy Civil will construct a rail spur ...

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09 Jul
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Railroad company stresses importance of train safety awareness

July 9, 2017 – ValleyCentral.com – According to the Federal Railroad Administration, Texas led the country in 2016 with more than 230 highway rail grade collisions. 22 of those collisions resulted in death. “If you’re in a vehicle and you’re ...

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14 Jun
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Union Pacific plans to invest $23 million in its New Mexico rail infrastructure

June 12, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $23 million infrastructure investment in New Mexico this year. Projects funded by Union Pacific benefit New Mexico’s overall transportation infrastructure without taxpayer funds. ...

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20 May
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Avera to develop Union Pacific rail-served industrial facility in Houston

May 20, 2017 – cpexecutive.com The 143-acre Bayport Logistics Park will feature 7,000 feet of frontage on a Union Pacific rail line and will eventually comprise three or four buildings. Houston-based Avera Cos. will be developing a 143-acre industrial complex ...

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16 May
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Union Pacific chief says fix NAFTA, not scrap it

May 16, 2017 – Trains Magazine – CHICAGO — Union Pacific Railroad’s chairman and chief executive said he is hopeful that the Trump Administration will do what’s best for America’s railroads if and when negotiations are held to rework the ...

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