Hi-Line Today: Tester Announces $14.9 Million to Upgrade Rail Infrastructure

by Michael Rodgiguez

U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced that he has secured $14.9 million in funding to upgrade rail infrastructure in and around Malta along the Empire Builder route through the Infrastructure Investment and Job Act.

Funding from law will be administered through the Federal-State Partnership program for the purpose of upgrading rail infrastructure in and around Malta. Specifically the funding will help with final design and construction of various track, bridge, signal, and other rail infrastructure improvements on BNSF tracks near Malta. The improved infrastructure will eliminate bottlenecks in the area that have previously caused delays and operational conflicts for freight and passenger trains.