BNSF Railway Company plans $120 million in Wisconsin improvements

Special to The Freeman

Feb. 19, 2015

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — BNSF Railway Company announced that its 2015 capital program for operation includes about $120 million for rail maintenance and capacity improvement projects in Wisconsin, including constructing four miles of double track through La Crosse.

“This year’s substantial investments in Wisconsin are a clear reflection of how important our operations in the state are to our overall network and our unwavering commitment to always operating safely — for our people and the communities in which we operate,” said Jason Jenkins, BNSF general manager operations Chicago Division, in a statement. “We know our customers are competing in a fast-paced, global economy where a smooth, efficient supply chain can be the difference between winning and losing in the marketplace. This year’s planned expansion and maintenance projects will help give BNSF the capacity flexibility it needs to support our customers’ growing demands and connect Wisconsin products to key markets.”

The projects in La Crosse will improve train flows and efficiency along the route, according to the company.