- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - BNSF Railway says it plans to spend nearly $100 million on replacing and upgrading rails and other capital improvement projects around New Mexico this year.

The company announced its spending plans Thursday, saying the focus will be on making improvements that are in line with forecasted demand for freight services.

Company officials say another goal is to ensure that BNSF continues to operate a safe and reliable railway network.

The company’s plan includes surfacing and other improves along some 900 miles of track, the replacement of about 15 miles of rail and thousands of ties as well as signal upgrades for federally mandated positive train control.

This year’s investment is in addition to more than $325 million spent by the railroad in New Mexico over the past three years.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide