U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $953,954.00 in funding to make needed safety improvements at the Amtrak stop in Shelby.
“Improving the safety and reliability of Montana’s rail network is critical to connecting people in our communities,” Daines stated. “Folks depend on public transportation and these funds will go a long way towards ensuring that Shelby is able to maintain their Amtrak stop.”
Daines authored a letter of support for this critical project on June 9, 2016. The letter is available HERE.
This project will upgrade two pedestrian and motor vehicle crossings in Shelby, by extending the existing Amtrak platform and installing fencing, signage, two quadrant gates, and wayside horn advance warning systems to provide safe and reliable access to passenger rail service, schools, and businesses.
The project is located along Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway’s east-west mainline with 45 to 50 BNSF freight trains and two Amtrak trains (Empire Builder) operating through Shelby.