Union Pacific Railroad to strengthen transport infrastructure
US-based Union Pacific Railroad (UP) wants to strengthen transport infrastructure in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin by investing USD 10 million in the rail line at various locations between St. Paul MN, and Humbird WI. The project, funded entirely by the rail service provider without taxpayer dollars, began in late April and is scheduled for completion by the end of October.
UP will install nearly 42 miles of rail, replace seven switches and renew the surfaces at 47 road crossings. The project is one of nearly 1,500 that UP 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. (ben)