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

BNSF Honored by Air District with Clean Air Award

On Oct. 4, at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) 31st Annual Clean Air Awards, BNSF, along with project partners San Bernardino County Council of Governments (SBCOG) and BYD, was honored with the Model Community Achievement Award which recognizes “an exceptional single program or comprehensive strategy that improves air quality and sustainability in

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