Railways are notoriously slow to deliver projects, and they have been for a while now.
Now, though, they’re beginning to look a little more like people.
The US has a growing fleet of new railroads that are expected to provide faster and more reliable service between Texas and Canada, but they’re also adding some new features.
One of those is the railcars.
“Railcar technology is now so advanced, and people are so knowledgeable about it, that it’s almost like the railway is going to become a sort of virtual museum,” writes the Economist.
There are now around 30 railcars in use in the US.
They’re not built to last, but the ability to keep them running and get the job done is becoming a thing of the past.
And now there’s a project called the KeystoneXL.
It will be the first line of the pipeline, running through Nebraska.
The idea is that the pipeline will be built with new technology that will reduce the need for a tanker to carry the crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
But it’s not only about efficiency.
It’s also about protecting a vital part of the US economy.
“It’s not going to be easy to build the Keystone project, and there’s going to have to be a lot of cost-cutting and a lot more oversight,” writes Business Insider’s Josh Dawsey.
The first Keystone pipeline will run from Canada through Texas, then to New Brunswick, where it will eventually go to the US Gulf Coast.
But what happens if something goes wrong?
It’s the most dangerous and potentially the most costly project in US history.
“If it fails, the entire pipeline system is going down the drain,” says John Kilduff, the president of the National Association of Manufacturers.
That’s because Keystone XL will be so new that it has no existing infrastructure.
And the pipelines themselves are built to be able to handle this new technology.
In fact, a new pipeline would be the most expensive pipeline in US infrastructure history.
And that’s exactly the situation that’s happening in the Nebraska town of Eagle Ford.
There’s a section of the Keystone Pipeline that is currently under construction, but it is a small section, just over 2,000 miles long.
That means the pipeline could potentially need to be rebuilt in the next few decades.
The KeystoneXL pipeline is not a replacement for the existing Keystone pipeline, but instead will be a new one.
The new section of pipeline will stretch from a proposed oil terminal in New Brunswick to a proposed refineries in Texas.
The project will be constructed using more expensive technologies and more stringent environmental regulations.
It would take three to five years to complete, according to the Nebraska Railroad Commission.
That includes a lengthy approval process for new infrastructure, which will involve extensive environmental review and public comment.
But there is also a new, cheaper option: The US can still build the new Keystone pipeline.
It already has an approval to start construction on that section of line, which is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Energy’s Office of Oil and Gas.
It could take another four to six years to finish the pipeline.
That would be because the pipeline is a temporary replacement for Keystone, but with a more secure infrastructure that’s not built yet.
“We’re actually in the process of building a new section, which would essentially extend the existing section,” said Rick Loomis, the acting assistant secretary of the Energy Department, in a video posted to the company’s YouTube channel.
“That section is currently being built and is slated to be finished this summer.”
Loomins told the company that construction on the new section would be completed “within the next several weeks,” meaning that the project would begin construction on it sometime between the end of summer and the beginning of fall.
But the US already has enough pipelines to handle the extra work that the Keystone line would require.
The country already has around 300 miles of pipelines in operation, but only around a quarter of them are used to transport oil.
“The Keystone XL pipeline is only one piece of this infrastructure,” said Daniel V. Brien, the head of the environmental group Oil Change International.
“This is about a new approach to building pipelines that are actually designed to carry crude oil safely from the Gulf Coast to the refineries on the Gulf coast, and that is not what the Keystone pipeline is designed to do.”
The new pipeline will likely be built under the Texas-Nebraska border, which borders Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
“You can make the argument that this is not as environmentally-significant as building a Keystone pipeline,” says Brien.
“But the Keystone will be more than just an infrastructure project; it’s going do much more than that.”
The US Department of Transportation has said that it will be using its influence with Congress to make sure that the new pipeline does not pass through the Nebraska border.
“There is no question that this pipeline will need to pass through a very difficult and highly contested area of the