BNSF to invest $80M towards maintenance, upgrades

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The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway plans to invest millions in New Mexico this year.

The company made the announcement Wednesday saying $80 million in funding will go toward maintenance projects and rail upgrades statewide. Plans also call for BNSF to extend its quadruple main tracks in Belen to boost capacity. 

Right now, nearly 4.5 million carloads of freight move along company lines in New Mexico each year. 

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