Union Pacific Railroad conductor Eric Fance, right, rolls through town on his engine while Waco Police Department officers monitor various downtown intersections during a UP CARES safety event. The exercise was designed to promote railroad crossing safety in the Waco area.
A train conductor’s view of an intersection. Motorists wait for a passing train to clear the South Fifth Street railroad crossing. Union Pacific Railroad along with Waco Police Department officers monitored various railroad crossings Thursday, warning or citing drivers who failed to obey rules governing the intersections.
A Union Pacific Railroad train rolls past a downtown intersection as part of the UP CARES safety program. The railroad worked with Waco Police Department officers on Thursday to promote railroad crossing safety in the Waco area.
Motorists wait for the crossing arms to lift at University Parks Drive and Jackson Avenue.
Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 12:01 am
Union Pacific Railroad brought its UP CARES program to Waco on Thursday to promote railroad crossing safety and educate the community.
The railroad worked with Waco Police Department officers to warn and cite motorists who did not obey traffic rules at downtown railroad intersections.
UP CARES wants to increase awareness that railroad right of way is only safe when motorists and pedestrians use designated crossings and obey all track warnings.
The company reports crossing accidents on Union Pacific Railroad tracks have decreased by nearly 7 percent from 2012 to 2013.
Friday, June 27, 2014 12:01 am.