OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 23, 2016 – Union Pacific Railroad recently was named Railroad of the Year by the Railway Industrial Clearance Association (RICA), an industry association made up of railroads, shippers and manufacturers, and logistics providers. RICA recognition is based on peer votes in areas such as technological advances and customer service.

Union Pacific received the honor largely due to the creation and implementation of PS Technology (PST) software called iClear. PST is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Union Pacific Corporation. iClear allows users to quickly validate railroad routes for oversized loads, without waiting for someone to manually check clearance, saving time and enhancing customer experience. iClear uses automatic 3D modeling, creating loaded rail car geometry and rail network information to check for obstructions, select viable routes and produce meet-pass location mapping. The software was initially implemented by Union Pacific and is now available commercially.

iClear is one technology Union Pacific uses to enhance railroad safety and efficiency. The company proactively works with various stakeholders, including suppliers, governmental organizations, employees and engineering researchers to design tech-based solutions for improved customer experience.


PS Technology is committed to delivering significant and measurable returns to its clients and partners. For more than three decades, PST has improved the processes and systems surrounding crew management, timekeeping and physics-based simulation solutions with integrity and a desire to create value.

PST’s asset management systems power the largest railroads in North America. PST’s crew management and timekeeping solutions manage day-to-day operations of more than 100,000 employees who run, maintain and support rail operations across more than 120,000 miles of rail. PST’s physics-based simulation solutions provide a premium learning environment.


Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America’s most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2006-2015, Union Pacific invested approximately $33 billion in its network and operations to support America’s transportation infrastructure. The railroad’s diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

Union Pacific media contact: Kristen South at 402-544-3435 or


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