Santa Teresa rail hub to open early

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By Lauren Villagran / Journal Staff Writer – Las Cruces Bureau
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:05 am

SANTA TERESA – Semi-trucks inched slowly over the U.S. border into Mexico in single file one recent weekday morning – just a hint of the traffic jam expected here in the coming months.

Union Pacific Railroad will ramp up operations at its much-touted truck-to-rail hub through April and plans a grand opening May 28, about a year ahead of schedule.

But observers in government and business on both sides of the border say neither side is ready to handle the expected increase in truck traffic at New Mexico’s fastest-growing commercial port of entry. Continue reading “Santa Teresa rail hub to open early”

Top NAIOP New Mexico projects announced

From the Albuquerque Journal

By Richard Metcalf / Journal Staff Writer

An emerging transportation hub that “secures New Mexico’s future as a leader in the goods-movement industry” got top recognition Friday at the annual Awards of Excellence luncheon by NAIOP, the commercial real-estate development association.

Union Pacific’s new railroad facility near Santa Teresa – the so-called Strauss Yard – is a $400 million, from-the-ground-up construction project that received the NAIOP Chairman’s Award for its positive impact on the state’s economy. Continue reading “Top NAIOP New Mexico projects announced”