Union Pacific to Host Second Round of Public Meetings

Open Houses Set for Brighton on Oct. 29, Fort Lupton on Oct. 30

Omaha, Neb., October 08, 2007 – Union Pacific (UP) will host two open houses to update Fort Lupton, Brighton and neighboring communities regarding the proposed construction of a classification yard and intermodal terminal on a site between Weld County Roads 4 and 10.

The railroad, in conjunction with the Regional Transportation District (RTD), is studying the feasibility and cost of relocating the two facilities from their current location in northeast Denver. Information on the nature and scope of the study will be presented at the meetings, as well as detailed updates on topics such as:

  • a preliminary strategy for addressing community concerns regarding road closures, emergency access and traffic flow around the proposed site;
  • engineering plans designed to reduce traffic disruption at four rail crossings in downtown Brighton;
  • the potential for expanding commuter rail service to Brighton and Fort Lupton along UP’s Denver-to-Greeley corridor;
  • the development of emergency prevention and response protocols; and
  • an overview of the potential economic and fiscal impacts of relocation on local communities and taxing districts.

This will be the second round of open houses hosted by UP in connection to the feasibility study. As with the initial meeting held in late June, the Oct. 29-30 sessions will provide an opportunity for interested citizens and other stakeholders to share their comments and concerns about the proposed relocation. Several subject matter experts will be available to answer questions.

The details of the upcoming public meetings are as follows:

Brighton Meeting Fort Lupton Meeting
Monday, October 29, 2007 Tuesday, October 30, 2007
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. 5:00 - 8:00 p.m
Brighton Heritage Academy
830 East Bridge Street
Brighton, CO

Fort Lupton High School
530 Reynolds Street
Fort Lupton, CO

Under a possible agreement between UP and RTD, the classification yard and intermodal terminal would be relocated in order to make way for two FasTracks commuter rail corridors. A transload area would also be located at the new site should the relocation go through. The feasibility study is scheduled for completion in late 2007, and a final decision on relocation will be made by RTD and UP shortly thereafter.

If the two entities decide to relocate to the Fort Lupton/Brighton study area, construction would take place in 2008-2009, with the new facility opening in 2010.

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.

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