BNSF Railways will benefit from track improvements aimed at speeding up Amtrak’s Southwest Chief service that runs daily from Chicago to Los Angeles.
A $16 million grant for track upgrades in Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The funding is part of nearly $500 million in discretionary grant funding for road, transit, maritime and rail projects through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
The Southwest Chief Route Stabilization Project will replace 60-year-old bolted rail, associated turnouts and crossings for a net gain of 42 miles of Class 4 rail in the La Junta subdivision between Hutchinson, Kansas, and Las Animas, Colorado.
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