Safely Reducing Rail Congestion

The people of the Pacific Northwest rely on freight rail to safely and efficiently deliver the products they use every day. That’s why BNSF is proposing to build a second rail bridge across Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho. A second track will allow trains to run in both directions instead of just one at a time, reducing the wait time for trains to use the bridge. BNSF will be able to deliver commodities more efficiently. But that’s not all. A train that’s moving occupies less time in a crossing than a train that’s waiting its turn – and that’s good news for the region’s motorists!