The Great Falls Tribune reports today that BNSF plans about 100 new hires around Montana, including 48 in Havre, 35 in Glendive, and 18 in Glasgow. The same article reports BNSF intends to replace 109,629 wood ties between Havre and Browning with concrete and perform significant undercutting and surfacing across the state. It also mentions "significant signal upgrades for federally mandated positive train control" (emphasis added). The National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates serious derailments and train collisions, has been recommending positive train control since before the fatal Ledger, Montana collision in 1991.
I'd like to provide a link but haven't been able to find the story anywhere other than today's paper edition.