BNSF Railway is detailing its $120 million 2015 capital program for its operations in Wisconsin. Capacity improvement projects include constructing 4 miles of double track through La Crosse and the installation of Centralized Traffic Control in several locations on the Aurora Subdivision along the Mississippi River.That should keep the intermodal trains hustling where Nature smiles for 300 miles, as well as providing fewer opportunities for the bad guys to pounce on the Bakken crude trains. And there will continue to be lots of Bakken crude trains, with Our President still blocking construction of Keystone XL.
Faster intermodal trains mean fewer trucks on Interstates 90 and 94 through Wisconsin. Less road congestion, with no change in government expenditure.