Published: Monday, 15 June 2015 03:06
Written by Evelyn Pyburn
The Eagles concert was a huge success for Metra Park and for Billings, reports Sue DeVries, Metra Park’s assistant manager. Even so, MetraPark didn’t really “make any money,” DeVries explained during the MetraPark Board meeting with County Commissioners. The good news is they didn’t lose any money either.
Not all of the overhead expenses are in yet, said DeVries. When they are, it may be that Metra Park may actually make a little bit. The county-owned facility did add $33,422 to the capital improvement fund as a result of the concert held a week ago, Tuesday.
“It is hard for people to understand, when you have $1.4 million in ticket sales, why you don’t make any money,” said DeVries, but it becomes more understandable when looking at costs. Metra Park essentially had to buy the event – that includes a band that costs $1 million and $250,000 for production equipment.
Published: Sunday, 19 April 2015 16:11
Written by Press Room
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced that its 2015 capital program for its operations in Montana will be an estimated $124 million for rail maintenance and capacity improvement projects. Unlike other modes of freight transportation, U.S. railroads own and maintain their own networks. To ensure BNSF network operates at optimal efficiency, each year the company allocates capital for infrastructure and expansion projects.
BNSF’s maintenance program in Montana will include 1,227 miles of track surfacing and undercutting work, the replacement of 52 miles of rail and about 345,000 ties as well as signal upgrades for federally-mandated positive train control (PTC).