Union Pacific's UP CARES Initiatve Support Public Safety

Union Pacific's UP CARES Initiatve Support Public Safety

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Through Union Pacific’s UP CARES public safety initiative, more than 8,500 outreach and training events reached more than 704,000 people in 2012. UP CARES activities include:

• Grade crossing enforcement and education with local, county and state law enforcement agencies.

• Safety trains that provide community members a firsthand look at what locomotive engineers see when they operate trains through a town.

• Communication blitzes that include community education events and media outreach.

Union Pacific helped found and now collaborates with Operation Lifesaver, an independent nonprofit safety education and outreach organization with the mission of ending collisions, deaths and injuries at rail crossings.

In 2013, the company's public safety outreach was extended to include a grant program that provides financial support for community-owned railroad safety initiatives.