The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently announced the 2014 recipient of the Holden-Proefrock Award is BNSF Railway’s Director of Hazardous Materials Ed Chapman. The award is presented annually to a person associated with the railroad industry who has made significant contributions to hazmat transportation safety throughout their career.
CivilianJobs.com announced the winners of the Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military earlier this month. BNSF Railway is again a winner and has made the list each year since the recognition began in 2009.
The railroad is the heart of many American communities, and two of those towns, Amory, Miss., and San Bernardino, Calif., took a look back in April at the impact the railroad has had, specifically BNSF Railway and its predecessors.
FORT WORTH, March 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ – BNSF Railway customers continue to make significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions by shipping their freight by rail instead of entirely over the road. In 2013, BNSF customers reduced their carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2e) by more than 30 million metric tons. That is equivalent to eliminating the consumption and resultant emissions from more than three billion gallons of diesel fuel or six million passenger vehicles annually.
Rail is the most fuel- and cost-efficient means for moving freight over land, and BNSF Railway is continuing to enhance that performance. Two key BNSF initiatives include energy management systems that maximize locomotive efficiency and a Fuel MVP program that rewards locomotive engineers for exceptional efficiency in train handling.
Each year BNSF Railway invests significantly in capital commitments to continually enhance and improve its network for the benefit of its customers and the communities it serves. This week BNSF announced a new single-year record capital commitment plan of approximately $5 billion for 2014, approximately a $1 billion increase over its 2013 capital spend.
Ken Grossman had a thirst for quality crafted beer. Turns out, so did a lot of people. During America’s craft brewing movement in the late 1970s, Grossman hand built a small brew house at Chico, Calif., with a goal of making exceptional ales and lagers using premium ingredients. He called his company the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and on Nov. 15, 1980, his small team of employees brewed the first batch of what would soon become their flagship: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
There was no shortage of smiles as BNSF's sixth annual Holiday Express took to the rails Dec. 3-10, 2013.
The train, which provided rides to about 2,500 members of the military and their families, operated through portions of Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California. While on board, families were treated to special holiday snacks, given a commemorative holiday ornament and had a chance to share their holiday wishes with Santa.
Each year BNSF Railway invests significantly in capital commitments to continually enhance and improve its network for the benefit of its customers and the communities it serves. BNSF has invested more than $42 billion since 2000 in infrastructure, equipment and technology, including a record $4.3 billion in 2013. In this video BNSF highlights some of those investments including the completion of Logistics Park Kansas City.