BNSF Railway

State Plans Upgrades
9:48 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

West Burlington to Vote on Crossing

West Burlington City Hall

West Burlington could be on the hook for some unplanned street improvements.

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Focus on Rail Industry
6:02 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Galesburg Trade Mission to Middle East

A BNSF freight train
Credit Wikipedia

The rail industry is big in west central Illinois, and rail lines are being built in the Middle East.  So the City of Galesburg will try to bring the two together.

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BNSF Railway Dedicates Bridge
7:38 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Sen. Harkin Touts Partnership

A barge moves through BNSF Railway's new railroad bridge in Burlington, IA
Courtesy

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) says a public-private partnership is working well in southeast Iowa.

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Annexation Talks
7:15 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Macomb Looks to Grow West

Mayor Mike Inman
Rich Egger

Macomb is in talks with BNSF that could help the city expand. The plan is to annex the railroad's right-of-way westward to the future site of the Macomb bypass.

“Our primary goal is to take advantage of those folks willing to come in that are businesses -- commercial developments -- that bring sales tax revenue in to the city,” said Mayor Mike Inman.

He said the annexation might also increase the city's population base, though he feels that would be “icing on the cake.”

Inman said Macomb and BNSF have been in negotiations for the better part of a year.

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