NTX Magazine Volume 4 - Page 8

Spotlight on north texas Tower 55 Traffic jams on highways cause commuters quite a headache, but a tie-up at a north-south and east-west freight train intersection is a migraine. The congestion of Tower 55, the Fort Worth intersection used by 90 trains daily, including those operated by BNSF Railway, Union Pacific Railroad, The T and Amtrak, eased considerably with the completion of a major expansion project. The $104 million project not only alleviated train traffic, but updates to several pedestrian and car crossings eased neighborhood street congestion. Additionally, the project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 95,000 tons per year. 6 www.ntc-dfw.org Winter/Spring 2015