According to Commander Robert McLaughlin, the shipment of everything from tanks to Humvees out to a coastal port takes about 96 hours during Army deployments out of Fort Carson.
says the extra track would boost production, speeding up shipment times by as much as 24 hours, from 96 hours to 72 hours.
Commander McLaughlin says the expansion would only mean positive things for the Stratmoor Hills community.
"The goal for the project we believe in the long run will limit the amount of time that trains are operating," said McLaughlin
"We've got to have balance with the need to deploy combat brigades and the community concerns," said Commander McLaughlin.