Raising Awareness of Rail Safety

In honor of Rail Safety Month in September, BNSF partnered with California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL), Amtrak, Amtrak San Joaquins, San Joaquin Valley Railroad /Genesee & Wyoming, and Union Pacific Railroad to hosting an Officer on the Train event to raise awareness and educate the Fresno community about rail safety and coordinate enforcement on and near the

BNSF Recognized for Homeless Efforts

According to a new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers, nearly half the nation’s homeless population is in California. BNSF has been grappling with an overwhelming increase in homeless encampments along the tracks and on railroad property. In fact, in 2019 alone, 436 homeless encampments have been reported to BNSF and 378 have already

Don’t Let a Photo-Op Derail Your Future

The arrival of warmer weather doesn’t just mean blue skies, bright flowers, and chirping birds – it means people everywhere are going outside and posing for pictures. Whether it’s for graduation, engagement or just because, summer is a busy time of year for portrait photographers. And they often find themselves confronted with an unwise request from

BNSF Releases 2018 Annual Review

BNSF’s recently issued 2018 Annual Review provides a look back at the company’s accomplishments. BNSF reached an all-time volume record in 2018 while responding to market opportunities, focusing on increased productivity, and investing in the railroad to grow with customers.

Ensuring Safety in the Alameda Corridor

In late May, BNSF worked closely with first responders from four local fire departments as they conducted their annual emergency response training in the Alameda Corridor, which connects the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach to the national rail network. The Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, Compton and Vernon fire departments

Working to Reduce Homeless Encampments in Orange County

Across its network, BNSF is grappling with an overwhelming increase in homeless encampments along the tracks and on railroad property. In fact, California accounts for 20% of the nation’s homeless population. BNSF is very concerned about the safety risks of these encampments. In response, BNSF created a community liaison position focused solely on coordinating with

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 Brings Holiday Cheer to Southern California

    For the 28th 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

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