A ‘BIG’ Step for Barstow. A Giant Leap for the Supply Chain.

BNSF is proud to announce it will build a new integrated rail complex in Barstow, California, that will transform regional economies, reduce traffic on Southern California roadways, and add critical efficiencies to our nation’s supply chain. Dubbed the Barstow International Gateway (BIG), the 4,500-acre, first-of-its-kind integrated rail project consists of a rail yard, intermodal facility,

Lead the Way With Safety

BNSF’s tracks stretch across the country, connecting people with essential goods and keeping the country’s economy running. Such an operation requires massive amounts of infrastructure that often intersect with the public. That’s why it’s important for everyone to have a basic understanding of rail safety. Continuing our commitment to raising awareness about railway safety, we

Trains.com Highlights Importance of Barstow International Gateway (BIG)

In a December 10, 2022 story, Trains.com discussed the importance of BNSF’s planned Barstow International Gateway, noting, “Can a railroad single-handedly preserve the intermodal dominance of North America’s biggest port complex? BNSF Railway is making a $1.5 billion bet that the answer is yes.” Read more here.  

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