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BNSF and Werner look to expand, their construction plans increasingly face opposition

September 27, 2016 | Omaha World Herald | For the country’s railroads and trucking firms, it is a tough sell getting anything built these days.

The nation’s transportation companies — many of the country’s largest are headquartered or owned out of Omaha — are facing heightened levels of opposition to new construction projects, many of them say. The scrutiny comes as the nation debates transportation safety as never before, with recommendations for heavy truck speed limits and demand in some quarters for the outright ban of crude oil transported by rail.

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