Union Pacific announced investment plan for Wyoming rail projects

Union Pacific will invest USD 41 million infrastructure investment in Wyoming this year. The company’s investment will be allotted to the maintenance of railway infrastructure (USD 38 million) and to maintain bridges in the state (USD 2.8 million). Key projects planned include USD 10 million for the rail line in eastern Goshen and Niobara counties to replace 68,579 concrete rail ties and install 21,967 tons of rock ballast; and USD 7 million for the rail line between Wamsutter and Rock Springs to replace 58,382 rail ties and install 39,375 tons of rock ballast.
“Union Pacific’s targeted investments fund projects that strengthen our railroad tracks, increase safety and minimize delays as trains travel through communities across Wyoming,” said Donna Kush, Union Pacific vice president.
This year’s planned USD 41 million capital expenditure in Wyoming is part of an ongoing investment strategy. From 2012 to 2016, Union Pacific invested more than USD 243 million strengthening Wyoming’s transport infrastructure.
Union Pacific plans to spend USD 3.1 billion across its network this year. The company has invested USD 51 billion since 2000, contributing to a 40 percent decrease in derailments during the same time frame.

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