railroad http://kios.org en Big Red Express whistle-stop tour to visit four Nebraska communities http://kios.org/post/big-red-express-whistle-stop-tour-visit-four-nebraska-communities <p>Union Pacific and the University of Nebraska are participating in a unique whistle-stop tour of the state later this month. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 48098 at http://kios.org UP Supports Railroad Safety with Grants http://kios.org/post/supports-railroad-safety-grants <p>Grade crossing safety and pedestrian safety around railroads is something the industry has worked on since its existence. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 11:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 31043 at http://kios.org UP Supports Railroad Safety with Grants Rail advocates hopeful for future of Chicago-to-Omaha system http://kios.org/post/rail-advocates-hopeful-future-chicago-omaha-system <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rail advocates still hope for a passenger train resurgence that would link Chicago to Iowa City, Des Moines and Omaha, but questions about the need for government subsidies continue to bog down efforts.</span></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 01:51:53 +0000 Associated Press 25955 at http://kios.org More public hearings set on Chicago to Omaha rail project http://kios.org/post/more-public-hearings-set-chicago-omaha-rail-project <p></p><p>Another round of public hearings is set on the Chicago-to-Omaha rail study.</p><p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 22999 at http://kios.org More public hearings set on Chicago to Omaha rail project Union Pacific profits up 15 percent in 3rd quarter http://kios.org/post/union-pacific-profits-15-percent-3rd-quarter <div><p>OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — <a href="http://www.up.com">Union Pacific</a> says its third-quarter profit soared 15 percent as price increases and more automotive and chemical shipments helped the railroad offset a 12 percent drop in coal shipments. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 17:07:07 +0000 Associated Press 20724 at http://kios.org A Celebration of All Things Train and Track http://kios.org/post/celebration-all-things-train-and-track <p>150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act, establishing the Union Pacific Railway.&nbsp; In honor of Union Pacific&rsquo;s sesquicentennial, six local organizations are collaborating to offer Railroad Days.&nbsp; The two-day celebration takes place July 14<sup>th</sup> and 15<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p>Each venue will offer special activities to explore the region&rsquo;s railroad heritage.&nbsp; The Durham Museum is one of the participating venues. &nbsp;Shawna Forsberg is Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Durham.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:25:39 +0000 Cheril Lee 15463 at http://kios.org A Celebration of All Things Train and Track Chicago-to-Omaha rail study online open house ends Monday http://kios.org/post/chicago-omaha-rail-study-online-open-house-ends-monday <p>Monday is the last day to participate in an online open house about the <a href="http://www.iowadot.gov/chicagotoomaha/">Chicago-to-Omaha passenger rail study</a>.</p><p>The Iowa DOT has taken public comments on the rail study since February, and held public meetings throughout the state. It&rsquo;s part of a five-step process that could lead to passenger rail travel through Iowa.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 13158 at http://kios.org Public meeting Thursday in Council Bluffs on Chicago-to-Omaha rail study http://kios.org/post/public-meeting-thursday-council-bluffs-chicago-omaha-rail-study <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Iowa DOT wants to hear from metro area residents about the <a href="http://www.iowadot.gov/chicagotoomaha">Chicago-to-Omaha rail study</a>.</p><p>A public meeting is scheduled Thursday in Council Bluffs about the passenger rail study. The combination state-federal project seeks to identify a &ldquo;reasonable and feasible&rdquo; high-speed passenger rail route between Chicago and Omaha. The preferred alternative route travels through the Quad Cities, Iowa City, and Des Moines, following I-80.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:43:49 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 12171 at http://kios.org