Union Pacific plans community grant program to improve crossing safety

08/11/2014 7:00 AM

08/13/2014 12:34 PM

Union Pacific Railroad said it is seeking grant applications from the communities in which it operates to promote and improve safety, including at train crossings.

The Omaha-based company said last year it awarded grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to 21 communities in its 23-state system, including in Parsons and Topeka.

“By encouraging communities to be active participants in railroad safety, we can help drivers and pedestrians understand how to behave safely near railroad tracks and keep our communities safe,” said Cameron Scott, Union Pacific executive vice president of operations, in a news release.

Grant applications will be accepted through Sept. 30.

Applications and additional information are available at unionpacificcares.com.

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