Friday, August 03, 2012

BNSF plans $106 million capital program in Washington

BNSF plans to invest an estimated $106 million on maintenance and rail capacity improvement and expansion projects in Washington this year.

BNSF's 2012 capacity enhancement projects in Washington include the construction of a new lead to access the Port of Longview, as well as significant signal upgrades for federally mandated positive train control.

BNSF will also continue its track maintenance program in Washington, which will include 1,020 miles of track surfacing and undercutting work and the replacement of 56 miles of rail and about 178,000 crossties.

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

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