For the third consecutive year, Union Pacific is a Fortune magazine Most Admired transportation award winner.

Union Pacific is ranked No. 1 in seven of the nine reputation attributes identified by Fortune: people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment and quality of products/services.

“We are absolutely focused on creating value for our customers,” Jack Koraleski, Union Pacific president and chief executive officer, said in a news release. “After 150 years in business, 2012 was a record financial year, employee safety performance was the best ever, and our customer satisfaction score reached an all-time high. We remain committed to providing safe, reliable and innovative service that creates value for our customers and generates strong returns for investors.”

Fortune had 3,800 executives, directors and analysts select companies they admired from a list of about 1,400 companies.