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$10 Million Investment for Kansas from Union Pacific

Image Courtesy of Union Pacific
Image Courtesy of Union Pacific

Union Pacific Railroad has invested $10 million in aid of Kansas’ transportation infrastructure. The work will be between Delia and Onaga. All of the funding is from Union Pacific and not taxpayer dollars. Work in Kansas began on July 24th and is scheduled to be complete in mid-August.

Union Pacific in Kansas

The work on Kansas’ transport infrastructure includes replacing more than 16 miles of rail and to install five switches. In addition, work will be done on 20 road crossing surfaces along the line. The project will aim to increase operating efficiency, reduce motorist wait times and enhance safety.

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“Union Pacific helps businesses connect with consumers, suppliers and markets across the nation and around the world,” said Donna Kush, Union Pacific vice president – Public Affairs, Northern Region. “In addition to helping move our customers’ goods safely and efficiently, our investments support communities by reducing traffic congestion, facilitating industrial development and promoting economic expansion.”

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