BNSF Railway Co., announced plans to invest $120 million in capital improvements in the state of Missouri in 2018. The investment will focus on 730 miles of track surfacing and undercutting work, and the replacement of nearly 30 miles of rail and about 220,000 ties.
“Missouri’s position at the geographic center of the U.S. makes it a crucial point in our nation’s supply chain,” said Ben Sharpe, general manager of operations of BNSF’s Heartland Division. “These maintenance and expansion projects help ensure Missouri continues to move freight across our nation, including agricultural products from farmers across the state and consumer products making their way to U.S. markets from West Coast ports.”
Missouri is a booming epicenter of commerce, and North America’s rail, river, road, pipeline and air crossroads. We can get goods anywhere in the world via our international airports, extensive river barge infrastructure, or any of the US Class 1 railroads, and Missouri has direct access via rail to ports on every U.S. coast and in Mexico and Canada.
For more information on Missouri’s logistics strengths contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business investment needs.