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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 – Beloit, WI © AdamL212 (license)

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.

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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.

Original article © Union Pacific.


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