There is oil to be moved. Obama and company keeps delaying approval of the Keystone XL. So Warren Buffet and his railway the BNSF (and other railways) are stepping up and building thousands of miles of new track.
Right through the middle of cities.
BNSF will make the following investments:
-$162 million to double track the rail line from Minot, N.D., to Glasgow, Mont., to help address major congestion issues for westbound traffic to destinations in the Pacific Northwest.
-$26 million to add sub sidings to address congestion from Fargo, N.D., to Grand Forks, N.D.
-$14 million to add sub sidings to address congestion from Fargo, N.D., to Glendive, Mont.
-$13 million to add sub sidings to address congestion from Minot, N.D., to Grand Forks, N.D.
-$13 million to add sub sidings and an interchange track to address congestion from Canada to the U.S.
-$11 million for centrailized traffic control to improve service from Bismarck, N.D., to Fargo, N.D.
-$8 million to add sub sidings and conduct signal work along track from Fargo, N.D., to Minot, N.D.
The company also recently issued a request for proposal to major rail-car manufacturers to submit bids for the construction of 5,000 next-generation tank cars used to move crude oil.
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Meanwhile, farmers are stuck in limbo as wheat trains are having a hard time competing with oil trains.