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October 30, 2012
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Making the Case for Infrastructure Investment
When complete, the Tower 55 Surface Improvements Project will increase rail capacity by an estimated 30 percent, relieve freight congestion and improve livability in the Fort Worth area. Learn how HDR is helping BNSF and UP deliver estimated public benefits of $27.50 per $1 of federal investment, including securing a $34 million TIGER grant.
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  • BNSF helped complete $16.1M grade separation project in Ill.
    BNSF supported the $16.1 million Illinois Jobs Now! grade separation project in Galesburg, Ill., which was recently completed. The Class I contributed more than $800,000 to the project, which created or supported almost 140 jobs. "If we want to compete in the global economy, Illinois must have a world-class transportation system," said Gov. Pat Quinn. RT&S online (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 2 firms partner to promote global use of clean coal for power
    Southern Co. and KBR are collaborating to expand the use of clean-coal technology for power generation globally. The partnership aims to promote the Transport Integrated Gasification technology, according to the energy companies. "We've found a way to preserve coal as an important, low-carbon energy resource for America," said Southern Co. CEO Thomas Fanning. (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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