Wisconsin to Benefit from $2.5 Million Rail Infrastructure Investment
Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $2.5 million infrastructure investment in Wisconsin this year.
Projects funded by Union Pacific benefit Wisconsin’s overall transportation infrastructure without taxpayer funds.
Wisconsin Rail Infrastructure
Union Pacific’s investment plan funds a range of initiatives: $265,000 to maintain railroad track and $2 million to maintain bridges in the state. Key projects planned this year include:
- $721,000 investment to install a new bridge near Lowell.
- $500,000 investment to install a new bridge near the Village of Wilson.
Donna Kush, Union Pacific vice president – Public Affairs, Northern Region, said:
“Union Pacific’s targeted investments fund projects that strengthen our railroad tracks, increase safety and minimise delays as trains travel through communities across Wisconsin”
“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 $2.5 million capital expenditure in Wisconsin is part of an ongoing investment strategy. From 2012 to 2016, Union Pacific invested more than $75 million strengthening Wisconsin’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% decrease in derailments during the same time frame.
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