US Infrastructure Issues: The Railroad’s View

Hasan Hyder
U.S. exporters are well aware of the growing infrastructure problems in the United States, including maintenance backlog, the need for modernization, railcar shortages and weather induced delays.

U.S. exporters are well aware of the growing infrastructure problems in the United States, including maintenance backlog, the need for modernization, railcar shortages and weather induced delays. Long the envy of the world, U.S. export infrastructure is showing the signs of age. During the U.S. Grains Council’s 54th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, July 28-30, 2014, Union Pacific Railroad Assistant Vice President of Grains and Grain Products Hasan Hyder will explain how the Union Pacific Railroad is working to resolve these issues.

“The Union Pacific Railroad has been connecting the 1,700 miles between Sacramento and Omaha for years,” said USGC Chairman Julius Schaaf. “When they built the railway, they called it the work of giants. With the railway being such a vital part of agriculture, more work of giants needs to be completed. I’m excited to hear Union Pacific’s plans for the future.”

Union Pacific Railroad operates North America’s premier railroad franchise that covers 23 states in the western two-thirds of the United States. With 150 years of tradition, the railroad is eager to continue into the future and beyond.

Hyder is responsible for leading both the marketing and sales departments within Union Pacific’s agricultural products team. He earned a degree in chemical-engineering from the University of Pittsburg and an master’s of business administration from Carnegie Mellon. Prior to his career at Union Pacific, Hyder worked at Dow Chemical.

Register today to hear Hyder speak on this timely, close-to-home topic. Don’t forget, the hotel room block deadline is June 30.