Supervisors Approve Resolution of Support for Union Pacific Classification Yard

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FLORENCE – The proposed Union Pacific Railroad Classification Yard picked up another show of support from the Pinal County Board of Supervisors in Wednesday’s meeting.

The board unanimously approved a resolution asking Governor Jan Brewer to direct the State Land Department to auction the land needed for the project within the next six months.  Union Pacific has had an application for six years with no decision being rendered by the State Land Department.  The land is located just north of Red Rock east of Interstate 10.

Chairman Steve Miller said time is of the essence when it comes to auctioning the land.

“Union Pacific has been very patient during this time,” Chairman Miller said.  “We are hoping this can be completed soon so that Union Pacific will be able to create vitally needed jobs from by locating their classification project here.  Make no mistake, this is Arizona’s project to lose, we cannot have that happen.”

Several supporters of the project spoke at today’s meeting.  They all voiced support for the Supervisors’ resolution.

The past and present Board has unanimously supported the classification yard.

You can learn more about the Union Pacific Classification Yard at: http://goo.gl/9UNlq

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