Union Pacific Announces Grants to Support Community Railroad Safety Initiatives

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June 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ Corporate Social Responsibility/ - Union Pacific Railroad announced May 29 a grant program for community railroad safety initiatives. Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be provided to support initiatives that enhance railroad safety in Union Pacific communities.

Union Pacific is committed to working collaboratively with communities to encourage safe behavior around railroad tracks. The railroad’s new grant program furthers this commitment by funding initiatives that raise awareness of railroad safety and empower communities to be active railroad safety participants. The online grant application, available at UnionPacificCares.com, provides organizations the opportunity to explain how they plan to use grant funding, the safety initiative’s goals, who the initiative will reach and how success will be measured.

Grant-funded initiatives may include, but