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Union Pacific to Invest $41 Million in its Oklahoma Rail Infrastructure

Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $41 million infrastructure investment in Oklahoma this year.

Projects funded by Union Pacific benefit Oklahoma’s overall transportation infrastructure without taxpayer funds.

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Oklahoma Rail Infrastructure

Union Pacific’s investment plan funds a range of initiatives: $40 million to maintain railroad track and $626,000 to maintain bridges in the state. Key projects planned this year include:

  • $8 million investment in the rail line between Parsons, KS, and Big Cabin to replace 62,431 railroad ties and install 28,642 tons of rock ballast.
  • $7 million investment in the rail line between the Oklahome state line and Gore to replace 53,308 railroad ties and install 24,247 tons of rock ballast.
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Brenda Mainwaring, Union Pacific vice president – Public Affairs, Southern Region, said:

“Union Pacific’s targeted investments fund projects that strengthen our railroad tracks, increase safety and minimize delays as trains travel through communities across Oklahoma”

“Maintaining a healthy railroad is the foundation of our ability to serve customers and communities across the state.”

Union Pacific’s Investment Strategy

This year’s planned $41 million capital expenditure in Oklahoma is part of an ongoing investment strategy. From 2012 to 2016, Union Pacific invested more than $236 million strengthening Oklahoma’s transportation infrastructure.

Union Pacific plans to spend $3.1 billion across its network this year. The company has invested $51 billion since 2000, contributing to a 40 percent decrease in derailments during the same time frame.

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Original article © Union Pacific.

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