Monday, May 5, 2014

BNSF Replacing Tracks To Increase Rail Capacity

BNSF Railway is putting some major money into track improvements in our area to increase rail capacity and improve track condition. The railroad plans to spend $235 million to refurbish 1,200 miles of track and hire about forty people in the area.

The Spokesman-Review has the details in it's "Getting There" column.

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