Navajo Nation, San Juan County NM To Pursue Freight Railroad

Feb 21, 2020

The Navajo Nation and New Mexico’s San Juan County have entered into an agreement to pursue a freight railroad to serve the Four Corners area.

Credit nationalgeographic.com

The agreement unveiled Thursday allows cooperation between both governments to pave the way for rail service and growth of the local economy.

Over the last few decades, there have been several feasibility studies to examine proposed alignments of freight rail service to Four Corners.

The rail system would be a short line intended to carry freight from the area of San Juan County, New Mexico, south through the Navajo Nation and to the established Interstate 40 corridor railroad.