Boise Awarded Membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry
Boise, Idaho, July 08, 2012 Boise, Idaho, has been awarded membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's year-long 150th anniversary celebration. City and state officials in Boise received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young today, making Pocatello an official part of Union Pacific's 150th anniversary celebration across its 23-state network.
"Boise and the 'gem state' have been an integral part of the history of Union Pacific in the West," said Dan Harbeke, Union Pacific director - public affairs for Idaho. "And the future of this state and Union Pacific look even brighter as we continue working together to build America."
The presentation was made at the historic Union Pacific Depot in Boise, a fitting tribute to the historic importance of railroads in the city of Boise and the Western Idaho region. With nearly 1,000 employees and more than 800 miles of track in Idaho, Union Pacific has a substantial presence in the state today that builds upon the strengths of the past.
About Union Pacific
It was 150 years ago that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific. One of America's iconic companies, today, Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail and providing freight solutions and logistics expertise to the global supply chain. From 2000 through 2011, Union Pacific spent more than $31 billion on its network and operations, making needed investments in America's infrastructure and enhancing its ability to provide safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and emphasizes excellent customer service. Union Pacific operates competitive routes 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.
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