18 Oct 2018
Union Pacific Railroad is the latest Class I to adopt precision scheduled railroad service with its Unified Plan 2020. Lance Fritz, UP CEO, comments, “We are not meeting customer expectations. Unified Plan 2020 is our path forward to secure our place as the industry leader in safety, service and financial performance.” The plan’s key principles include shifting the focus of operations from moving trains to moving cars, working to minimize operational inefficiencies, and balancing/blending train services and movements to improve the utilization of crews and rail assets. Implementation of this new plan will begin on UP’s eastern North/South corridor between Wisconsin and Texas and is projected to be system-wide by 2020.