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BNSF faces penalty on hazmat spill reporting rules
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state rail safety regulators March 19 recommended BNSF Railway Company be penalized for failing to timely report multiple hazardous material spills along state railways.The Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) issued the formal complaint following a staff...
BNSF plans to upgrade tanker fleet after accidents
AP reports that BNSF Railway Co. said Thursday it intends to buy a fleet of 5,000 strengthened tank cars to haul oil and ethanol in a move that would set a higher benchmark for safety within an industry that's seen multiple major accidents.The voluntary step by the Texas-based subsidiary of...
Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system
The LA Times reports that Metrolink will be the first commuter service in the nation to use positive train control, which would have prevented the deadly Chatsworth crash.Had so-called positive train control been in place five years ago, experts say, it would have prevented Metrolink's...
Natural Gas Tested to Drive Locomotives
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 15:55 from: http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/item/16512-warren-buffett-s-railroad-tests-natural-gas-to-drive-its-locomotivesWarren Buffett’s Railroad Tests Natural Gas to Drive Its LocomotivesWritten by Bob Adelmann   The quiet revolution going on...
BNSF hosts hazmat training session
from AARBNSF hosts hazmat training session in Wash. BNSF recently provided training for emergency responders in Pasco, Wash., to learn about important measures to take during hazardous-materials incidents. Although accidents are rare, BNSF still puts safety as a top priority, says Gus Melonas,...
BNSF mulls natural gas facility in N.D. for locomotive fuel
BNSF mulls natural gas facility in N.D. for locomotive fuelBNSF is considering the prospects of using natural gas as an alternative for locomotive fuel through a proposed processing facility and refueling station in North Dakota. The project has the support of Gov. Jack Dalrymple. "North...
BNSF signs accord with OSHA regarding employee practices under Federal Railroad Safety Act
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has signed an accord with BNSF Railway Co., headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, announcing BNSF's voluntary revision of several personnel policies that OSHA alleged violated the whistleblower provisions of the...
BNSF, Rail Logistics see uptick in demand for Cold Train service
 BNSF, Rail Logistics see uptick in demand for Cold Train serviceThe launch of BNSF and Rail Logistics' Cold Train service in 2010 is proving successful as more shippers at the Port of Quincy, Wash., use it to transport farm products. The service benefits the region's agricultural...
State & Federal agencies come together wih BNSF on safety awareness
From: http://www.willistonherald.com/news/state-railroad-stress-safety/article_bc311e96-1ded-11e2-9d10-0019bb2963f4.htmlState, railroad stress safety   Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 10:16 amState, railroad stress safety By Jenna Ebersole Williston Herald | 0 commentsSeveral state...
BNSF gets Above and Beyond Award from DoD
 BNSF gets Above and Beyond Award from DoDBNSF was the recipient of the Above and Beyond Award from the Department of Defense for its support of employees deployed in the military. Brian Twitchel, a BNSF signal maintainer and former sergeant in the Missouri National Guard, nominated the...

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