Portland Awarded Membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry
Roseville, Calif., July 13, 2012 Portland, Ore., has been awarded membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's year-long 150th anniversary celebration. Mayor Sam Adams from Portland received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young today, making Portland an official part of Union Pacific's 150th anniversary celebration across its 23-state network.
"It is a privilege to be in Portland today as we make this city the latest to join our Train Town USA Registry," said Brock Nelson, director, public affairs for Oregon. "Union Pacific looks forward to the next 150 years in Portland."
Portland has a long history with railroads, dating back to the 1880s. And today, businesses in the Portland area and the state of Oregon work with Union Pacific to ship products and services nationwide with greater efficiency and higher customer satisfaction than ever before. As Union Pacific celebrates this historic anniversary in Portland, the company is optimistic about future opportunities to provide transportation solutions to the global supply chain while maintaining excellent customer service continue working closely with communities like the City of Roses.
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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