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Union Pacific Corp.

Arizona planners eye passenger rail linking Phoenix, Tucson

State transportation planners who studied multiple options for proposed passenger train service between Phoenix and Tucson are recommending one that would follow largely existing freight railroad tracks and serve both Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix and downtown Tucson. A draft environmental impact statement released by the Arizona Department of Transportation last week recommends routing passenger trains generally along existing Union Pacific Corp. tracks north of Eloy in southern Pinal County and along UP tracks and Interstate 10 between Eloy and Tucson. It also envisions possible future extensions from downtown Tucson to Tucson International Airport and from central...