BNSF Train Derailment in Minnesota Prompts Evacuations
A train hauling ethanol and corn syrup derailed and caught fire in Minnesota early March 30, and nearby residents were ordered to evacuate their homes, authorities said.March 30, 2023
Truckers Win Over BNSF in Case Regarding Illinois Biometrics Law
In what is believed to be the first jury verdict related to Illinois’ strict biometrics privacy law, a $228 million judgment has been entered against BNSF Railway in a class-action lawsuit over the railroad’s collection of fingerprint data.
BNSF Plans $1.5 Billion Rail Facility to Relieve California Port Congestion
With a threatened railroad strike in the rearview mirror, BNSF Railway is hauling out a $1.5 billion plan for a new rail facility in Southern California that it says will relieve congestion around the critical ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Rail Unions Turn to Arbitration in Dispute Over BNSF Rules
OMAHA, Neb. — BNSF’s two largest unions will ask an arbitrator to throw out the railroad’s strict new attendance policy instead of appealing a court order preventing them from striking.
Rail Unions Seek Mediator With Talks ‘Completely Stalled’
Labor unions representing about 100,000 U.S. railroad workers say contract negotiations have broken down after more than two years of talks with several carriers.
‘Fewer Than 30’ BNSF Employees in Iowa Furloughed
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — BNSF Railway, one of the largest freight railroad networks on the continent, has furloughed some of its Sioux City workers.
BNSF Plans $400 Million in Upgrades to Texas Rail System
Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway Co. will spend $405 million this year to upgrade its rail system running throughout Texas.
BNSF Plans $90 Million Rail Improvements in Minnesota
BNSF Railway Co. said March 9 it will invest about $90 million this year to maintain its freight rail network in Minnesota.
BNSF Combining Technology, Human Expertise to Improve Operations
At Burlington Northern Santa Fe, it’s the combination of people and technology that’s making the railway safer and more efficient.
BNSF to Spend $485 Million in Texas, Oklahoma on Maintenance Projects
BNSF Railway is spending $375 million in Texas and $110 million in Oklahoma as part of its $3.3 billion 2018 capital expenditure program that focuses on maintenance projects.February 23, 2018