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More Than $2 Million for Track in Lexington

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10/27/2010 AT 07:14

Work on the project covering a 31-mile stretch of railroad track began October 9 and is scheduled to be completed by mid December. The project includes removing and installing more than 12,000 ties.

Union Pacific plans to spend approximately $2.6 billion in 2010 to support America's current and future freight transportation needs and enhance the safety and efficiency of the railroad's 32,000-mile network. Improved and additional rail capacity benefits everyone. It allows freight rail service to grow, helping to build a cleaner environment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, freight trains are nearly four times more fuel efficient than trucks. Motorists also benefit from reduced congestion on highways as a single Union Pacific train can remove up to 300 trucks off our roads.

$29 Million for Track Improvements in Spring

Union Pacific will improve Houston's transportation infrastructure with a $29 million investment to improve the rail line that runs from Spring, Texas, to the Washington Avenue Corridor.

$42 Million to Improve Rail Lines in Arizona

Union Pacific Railroad is investing nearly $42 million to improve its existing rail lines in Arizona.

Amtrak Illinois ridershop up 20% since 2007

Amtrak trains operated under a contract with the Illinois Department of Transportation are providing a way to overcome the unpredictable costs of driving and drew more than 1.8 million passengers to state-supported routes in Fiscal Year 2009.

RailChem Connect Between Texas and Southeast

Union Pacific Railroad and CSX Transportation (CSXT) are proud to announce the launch of RailChem Connect, a coordinated rail service for expedited transport of chemicals between the Texas Gulf Coast region and the Southeast.

Track Improvements in Central Nebraska

Trains will operate more efficiently as a result of more than $26 million in track improvements made by Union Pacific Railroad to its line between Schuyler, Neb., and Duncan, Neb.

Track Improvements for Hiawatha-to-Upland

Trains will run more efficiently and motorists will spend less time at crossings as a result of nearly $11 million in track improvements made by Union Pacific Railroad to its Hiawatha-to-Upland, Kan., line.

Union Pacific Reports Second Quarter Earnings

Union Pacific reported 2009 second quarter net income of $468 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, compared to $531 million, or $1.02 per diluted share for the second quarter 2008.

Crossing and Pedestrian Safety

special passenger train is making stops this week in several Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin communities over Union Pacific Railroad lines to promote highway-railroad crossing and pedestrian safety through a program called Operation Lifesaver.

UP Finalizes Land Transfer to Regional District

Union Pacific Corporation announced the closing of a $118 million transfer of land to the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Colorado.

Sixth 'Next-Generation' Genset Locomotive

Union Pacific Railroad is on schedule to put a sixth "next-generation" ultra-low emitting Genset switching locomotive into service at its Roseville, Calif., rail yard. The Genset will be field tested at Union Pacific's Fort Worth, Texas, rail yard before being deployed in Roseville in July.

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