Funny the things lawmakers spend time on.
Missouri's two senators have come together to agree to partner in introducing a bill which would change the name of Washington DC's Union Station to Harry S. Truman Union Station. The reason for this change is that there is no memorial to Truman in Washington and Truman used the presidential rail car, which was based at Union Station, extensively during his time in the White House.
On a similar subject, it seems as though every major city has a Union Station. Where did the impetus for that name come from? Ah. Found the answer:
In the early days of train travel each of the major railroad companies had their own station.Then the coming of "Union" stations was an attempt to consolidate rail traffic into a single terminal instead of having each railroad build a separate station and approach-track system, using piles of cash and hundreds of acres of valuable downtown real estate in the process.