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Proviso Proves Itself with International Audience

Posted August 22, 2014 1:01 p.m. CDT

From left: Sindiso Ngwenya, Secretary General, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat; Augusto da Silva Tomas, Minister of Transport of Angola, Ministry of Transport, Angola; Peggy Philbin, U.S. Department of Transportation, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer; U.S. Trade and Development Agency; Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation of the United States; Susan Kurland, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs; Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Minister of Transport of South Africa, Department of Transportation, South Africa; Amar Ghoul, Minister of Transport, Ministry of Transportation, Algeria; Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Transport, Ministry of Transport, Ethiopia; and Helen La Lime, Ambassador of the United States to Angola, U.S. Department of State

Officials from five of Africa's largest economies recently visited what was touted as the showcase of America's rail and aviation industries — Chicago. And Union Pacific's Proviso Yard was one of the stars.

Proviso Yard, located in the Chicago suburb of Northlake, is home to one of five of UP's four major intermodal terminals. Main line tracks from St. Louis cross the southern portion of Illinois to reach Chicago, and the east-west transcontinental main line across Illinois terminates at Proviso Yard. Proviso is home to Chicago's hump yard, and also Global II, the largest of UP's four major intermodal terminals in the state, handling nearly 300,000 container lifts annually.

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UP Employees Reach Out with Back to School Barbecue

Aug. 13, 2014 9:16 a.m. CDT

Yard Center Intermodal employees in Dolton, Illinois, held a Back to School Barbecue to collect school supplies and raise funds for Bryant Elementary School in Harvey, Illinois.

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Funds Support Veteran Services Center

Aug. 12, 2014 4:54 p.m. CDT

Honoring the significant presence of military veterans in the UP workforce, the Union Pacific Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Bellevue University Military and Veteran Services Center (MVSC).

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Rail Pride and Science Connect at Mutec

Aug. 08, 2014 2:22 p.m. CDT

Union Pacific has been working with the Technological Museum of the Federal Electricity Commission (Mutec) on a restoration and preservation program to restore several pieces of equipment.

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UP Now Accepting Safety Grant Applications

Aug. 04, 2014 9:19 a.m. CDT

Community organizations are encouraged to develop multifaceted plans for safety outreach in their communities, and UP may help with funding.

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