U.S., Montana, North Coast Limited: Big Sky rail authority briefed on BNSF-Amtrak relationship, Lake Pend Oreille bridge investment

By Martin Kidston – Missoula Current and 8KPAX; March 11, 2022

MISSOULA – While several host railroads along the Gulf Coast resist efforts to expand passenger rail, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) said it maintains a good working relationship with Amtrak and is poised to invest millions of dollars in new infrastructure.

BNSF officials met with the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority this week to discuss their $3.5 billion capital plan for 2022, and the potential benefits of the recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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