Union Pacific Railroad Expansion Headed to Santa Teresa
POSTED: Friday, January 7, 2011 - 12:32pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 7, 2011 - 11:40pm
SANTA TERESA. NM - In her first trip to Dona Ana County since being elected, Governor Susanna Martinez announced a major project Friday, that could bring as many as 3,000 jobs to southern New Mexico.
Union Pacific plans to invest more than $400 million to build a major switching yard in Santa Teresa.
Railroad leaders say the current hub in downtown El Paso will remain open.
The deal is dependent on the passing of a fuel tax break in New Mexico Legislature, which Gov. Martinez doesn't see as a problem.
The hub is expected to be completed in 2015.