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BNSF trains lined up in a railyard. The rail service company is planning to spend $100 million on maintenance in North Dakota this year. (Image: Todd Lappin via Flickr - CC2.0)
BNSF trains lined up in a railyard. The rail service company is planning to spend $100 million on maintenance in North Dakota this year. (Image: Todd Lappin via Flickr - CC2.0)

BNSF: $100M in maintenance work planned in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway Co. says it will invest more than $100 million this year in North Dakota as part of its capital expenditure program.

The railroad says this year’s plan in North Dakota is primarily focused on maintenance projects.

The company says the maintenance is aimed at keeping its network infrastructure in optimal condition and reduces the need for unscheduled service work that can slow down rail service.

BNSF is based in Fort Worth, Texas. BNSF is the biggest player in North Dakota, hauling the bulk of the railed crude out of the region and the inbound freight that supports oil drilling.

In related news, State regulators levy $71,000 fine against BNSF over spills.

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