Union Pacific's plan to spend $1 billion on Nebraska rail projects in the next several years could help spark other investments from businesses, Gov. Dave Heineman said Friday.
The Omaha-based railroad will distribute the money on projects across the state, ranging from $70 million for track expansions and technology upgrades at North Platte's Bailey Yard to $206 million for a new bridge, crew change buildings and track improvements on the line between Fremont and Missouri Valley, Iowa.
An additional $220 million is slated for work on the section of U.P.'s main line that runs through Nebraska — a stretch that sees about 125 trains each day. Continued