Union Pacific Urges Motorists and Pedestrians to Travel Safely Over the Fourth of July

Omaha, Neb., June 29, 2006 – With summer in full swing and travel at a high, Union Pacific Railroad urges motorists and pedestrians to use extra caution as the Fourth of July weekend approaches.

It is essential to practice safety at highway-rail grade crossings and to heed the warnings of automated crossing gates, flashing signals and crossbuck signs. When traveling, please remember these important safety guidelines:

  • Never walk along tracks and only cross tracks at designated pedestrian roadway crossings when on foot. Observe and obey all warning signs and signals.
  • At a multiple track crossing waiting for a train to pass, watch out for a second train on the other tracks, approaching from either direction.
  • Flashing red lights signal that a train is approaching from either direction. You can be fined for failure to obey these signals. Never walk around or behind lowered gates at a crossing, and do not cross the tracks until the lights have stopped flashing and it is safe to do so.

Jobs at Union Pacific

Currently, Union Pacific has job openings at many locations throughout its 23-state operating system. Opportunities are available in train service, skilled disciplines (e.g., diesel mechanics and electricians) and management. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.up.com and click on "Jobs at UP."

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America’s leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serves the fastest-growing U.S. population centers. Union Pacific’s diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad offers competitive long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America’s premier rail franchise.

For more information, contact Mark Davis (402) 544-5459.

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