DALLAS — Construction is expected to begin in June on a $400 million Union Pacific rail hub in Santa Teresa, N.M., financed through a public-private partnership, after New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signed four bills related to the project.

The new multi-modal facility has been on the drawing board for years, promoted vigorously by Martinez’s predecessor, Bill Richardson. The hub for rail and truck shipments on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas, is to expand the capacity of the region to handle cargo between the U.S. and Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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