Wednesday, May 02, 2012

BNSF plans $202 million capital program in Nebraska

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BNSF plans to invest an estimated $202 million on maintenance and rail capacity improvement and expansion projects in Nebraska this year.

BNSF's 2012 capacity enhancement projects in Nebraska include adding a second mainline track in the Grand Island area, beginning work to replace BNSF's bridge over the Missouri River between Plattsmouth, Neb., and Pacific Jct., Iowa, expansion of BNSF's Lincoln locomotive shop, improvements to BNSF's Havelock car shop and significant signal upgrades for federally mandated positive train control.

BNSF will also continue its track maintenance program in Nebraska, which will include 1,405 miles of track surfacing and undercutting work and the replacement of 100 miles of rail and about 140,000 crossties.

"BNSF's investments will improve our ability to provide rail freight services to Nebraska businesses and communities and will expand opportunities to create more jobs and growth for the Nebraska economy," said Matthew Rose, chairman and chief executive officer.

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