Union Pacific Railroad Invests $2.4 Million to Strengthen Nebraskas Transportation Infrastructure

Union Pacific Railroad will strengthen Nebraskas transportation infrastructure by investing $2.4 million in the rail line between South Morrill and Joyce, Neb. The project began on November 7 and is scheduled to be completed by mid-December. 

The railroad will install 11,000 concrete ties on each of two main line tracks. The project is one of nearly 1,500 Union Pacific will complete across its 32,000-mile network this year to help improve train operating efficiency, reduce motorist wait times at crossings and enhance safety.

Improvements Aimed at Reducing Traffic Congestion

Union Pacific helps link businesses 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 customers goods more safely and efficiently, our investments support communities by reducing traffic congestion, facilitating industrial development and, promoting economic expansion.

Improved and additional freight rail capacity helps reduce highway congestion and contributes to a cleaner environment. One Union Pacific train can take up to 300 trucks off Americas roads, and Union Pacific can move one ton of freight nearly 500 miles on a single gallon of diesel fuel.

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