Union Pacific starts work on $550 million rail yard in Texas

Union Pacific initially planned to start work in 2014, but delayed construction, citing changes in demand. It is expected to create between 500 and 550 construction jobs during two years of work.

The so-called Brazos Valley yard will relieve rail congestion in the Houston area by allowing many trains to flow through the region and then redistribute railcars to various routes in Hearne.

Read more at Chron.com.