Barstow International Gateway

BNSF today announced plans to invest more than $1.5 billion to construct a state-of-the-art master-planned rail facility in Southern California – and the first being developed by a Class 1 railroad. The Barstow International Gateway will be an approximately 4,500-acre new integrated rail facility on the west side of Barstow, consisting of a rail yard,

Port of Los Angeles Releases Revised DEIR for SCIG Project

On May 19, 2021, the Port of Los Angeles released the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR) for Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) project, BNSF’s proposed near-dock intermodal facility. This RDEIR discloses additional details about certain air quality impacts as required by the California Court of Appeal, so that the Port of Los Angeles can

BNSF Featured in the Los Angeles Times

On May 10, the Los Angeles Times published an article about BNSF’s operations, including profiles of several employees at the La Mirada yard who are working hard every day to keep raw materials and finished products moving to those who need them most. It also highlighted BNSF’s commitment to safety and the new protocols that have been implemented

California Division Does Its Part

The California Division continues to provide essential services while doing what they can to adjust routines to the ongoing pandemic. They also continue to take the safe course when it comes to their personal safety as well as others. “Our crews are coming up with ideas and taking it upon themselves to sanitize, recognizing they’re

BNSF Keeps Supplies Moving in Time of Crisis

We don’t have to wait for the history books to tell us we’re living in a public health crisis like we have never seen. While the COVID-19 narrative is still being written, one important chapter is about BNSF’s and the nation’s freight railroads’ role in keeping our country’s supply chain secure. From source to shelves,

BYD Zero-Emission Truck Goes Into Service

In partnership with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD), BNSF has been awarded a Zero and Near Zero Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The $22.6 million grant will fund a clean technology pilot program that includes zero-emissions trucks. A BYD drayage truck was delivered in mid-December

Riverside County Supports Rail for Goods Movement

Riverside County’s recently approved Legislative Platform for 2020 includes support for development of rail transport-related infrastructure in California, including streamlining of the entitlement process and limits on litigation against projects with significant regional benefit. It also supports the creation of federal and state incentives to induce shippers to reduce reliance upon trucking for goods movement and

BNSF Sponsors Beautification Projects in San Bernardino

On January 15th, a group of volunteers, including around two dozen fifth-graders, helped the non-profit SisterWe undertake a urban beautification project in historic downtown San Bernardino. A hydroponics system will be installed through the felt planters and then succulents and plants will be placed in the living wall garden. A local artist and business owner

Richmond Terminal Salutes Our Military

Continuing BNSF’s support for our armed forces, over 400 military service men, women, and their families came aboard our vintage rail cars for the “BNSF Holiday Express.”  With the assistance of Operation Provide Care and Comfort, the BNSF team hosted airmen, soldiers, sailors, marines, and U.S. Coast Guardsmen from the San Francisco Bay Area (Travis

Santa’s Helper Delivers More Than Toys in Fullerton

For the 29th year, the Santa Claus Express hosted more than 1,400 deserving children, with trips departing from San Bernardino, Fullerton and Barstow. Children were selected for the free rides by a variety of organizations, including the United Way, Scottish Rite, Ronald McDonald House and Giving Children Hope, to name a few. On board, BNSF