Wednesday, February 28, 2018

BNSF eyes $110M Nebraska investment in 2018

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BNSF eyes $110M Nebraska investment in 2018 BNSF

BNSF Railway Company plans to invest $110 million in its Nebraska network, where it moves nearly 2 million carloads of freight annually.


The 2018 state capital plan will add to the approximately $900 million the railroad has invested in the state during the past five years. BNSF says the 2018 maintenance program in Nebraska includes more than 1,000 miles of track surfacing and/or undercutting work, as well as the replacement of about 60 miles of rail and close to 90,000 crossties.

"BNSF helps Nebraska farmers reach new markets by providing a vital transportation link for the state's corn, wheat and other agricultural products as well as the state's emerging ethanol industry," said Zak Andersen, vice president, corporate relations.

The Nebraska capital program is part of BNSF's $3.3 billion network-wide capital expenditure program for 2018. These investments include $2.4 billion to replace and maintain core network and related assets, approximately $500 million for expansion and efficiency projects and $100 million for continued implementation of Positive Train Control.

BNSF has previously outlined state capital plans for Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Montana and Washington state.