Do You Want a Passenger Train from Boise to Salt Lake City?
With gas prices still higher than high, many are looking to other transportation options. The Boise Mayor is looking for support for a potential Amtrak train run from Boise to Salt Lake City and back again. According to KTVB, "It’s been 25 years since a passenger train traveled out of the Boise Depot. From 1977 to 1997, Amtrak ran service through Boise on the Seattle to Salt Lake City route. Boise Mayor Lauren McLean is working to make that history a new reality."
Idaho Governor Brad Little has given his support, and most of the Boise City Council has also. There is still a lot to work out before the fast passenger train rides become a reality but at this point it does look like it will happen.
Boise is also blessed with a gorgeous train station that deserves more use. While there are many other forms of available transportation from Boise to Salt Lake, including multiple lights every day and even Greyhound Bus options. If you have ever been on a train however, you know that it is a special experience. Especially with little ones.
When discussing the potential project Mayor McLean said, "We've got the track that runs through our city, the city owns, and then great partnership beyond to do all that we can to make this possible.” -KTVB7