On May 28th, Union Pacific’s Santa Teresa project was officially inaugurated. The project, which promises to change the economic complexion of southern New Mexico, consists of an intermodal yard, diesel refueling station and crew changing station.
The following statistics show how large and important this project is to New Mexico:
- $418 million investment, 2,200 acres, 1,200 acres currently utilized
- 11.5-miles long
- 1-mile wide at its widest point
- 100 miles of rail
- 136,000 railroad ties.
- 225,000 annual lift capacity
- 3,000 construction jobs
- 600 permanent jobs
Congratulations to Union Pacific on its new Santa Teresa project and the economic impact it will have in New Mexico.