BNSF plans $245 million capital program in California for 2019

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced that its 2019 capital expenditure program in California will be approximately $245 million. This year’s plan in California includes several scheduled maintenance and capacity expansion projects to ensure BNSF continues to operate a safe and reliable rail network. The 2019 maintenance program in California includes more than 600 miles of

BNSF Awarded $22.6 Million State Grant for Clean Technology Pilot Program

BNSF and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District were preliminarily awarded a $22.6 million Zero and Near Zero Emission Freight Facilities grant from the California Air Resource Board to pilot several emissions reducing technologies in and around railyards. BNSF will collaborate with various industry partners to test the feasibility of these technologies. “BNSF

California Supreme Court Upholds Appeals Court Ruling in Favor of SCIG

After 13 years, tens of thousands of pages of analysis and intensive review by the courts, on April 11, 2018, the California Supreme Court denied a petition to review the Court of Appeal’s January 2018 decision, which upheld most of the environmental impact report (EIR) for the Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) near-dock intermodal rail

BNSF plans $230 million capital program in California for 2018

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) today announced that its 2018 capital expenditure program in California will be approximately $230 million. This year’s plan in California includes several capacity expansion projects in addition to scheduled maintenance projects to ensure BNSF continues to operate a safe and reliable rail network. BNSF operates a 2,000-mile network in California and

BNSF Prevails in Southern California International Gateway Project Appeal

On Friday, January 12, 2018, the California Court of Appeal overturned the trial court’s 2016 ruling against BNSF Railway and the Port of Los Angeles on nearly all issues regarding the environmental impact report (EIR) for the planned Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) near-dock intermodal rail project. The Court of Appeal concluded that the EIR’s

BNSF Brings Holiday Cheer to Southern California

For the 27th year, Santa Claus and his merry helpers rode the rails and distributed gifts to more than 1,400 deserving children on board the BNSF Santa Claus Express train as it traveled through Southern California this past weekend, with trips departing from San Bernardino, Fullerton and Barstow. Children were selected for the free rides by

BNSF Assists First Responders in the Bay Area

The Alameda County Fire Department recently contacted BNSF’s hazmat team in response to an industrial fire at a metal recycling facility in San Leandro, Calif. The fire department requested use of BNSF’s fire trailer that is pre-positioned in Alameda, because they had used their entire supply of firefighting foam and needed more quickly to extinguish

Working to Maintain the Railroad in Central California

In September and October, BNSF replaced more than 30,000 ties over a 75-mile stretch of track from north of Madera to Corcoran, Calif. BNSF coordinated closely with Amtrak to minimize passenger service delays and complete this work as efficiently and safely as possible. This maintenance work was part of BNSF’s $170 million capital commitment in California

Supporting Breast Cancer Initiatives in Southern California

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the BNSF Foundation was a proud sponsor of two events in Southern California to support breast cancer research and those going through treatment. In Los Angeles, BNSF supported the Breast Cancer Research Foundation‘s LA Goes Pink event, which raised $250,000 to fund life-saving breast cancer research. And in Riverside