BNSF Railway Company

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Name: BNSF Railway Company
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Solution to congested rail lines may be years away

State lawmakers are looking at ways to ease a clogged rail system that is slowing down train traffic all across the state.During a joint Minnesota House and Senate hearing on Tuesday, a long line of business and government officials warned lawmakers that ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 13 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

NEMA releases info on Bakken crude oil passing through Nebraska

Nebraska officials said today an average of three freight trains per week carrying more than 1 million gallons of Bakken crude oil have passed through 11 eastern Nebraska counties.The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency released the information without ... [Published Omaha World-Herald - 15 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

St. Jude Thaddeus revives history

Some of the boarded-up windows in the St. Jude Thaddeus School's historical building are being replaced.The BNSF Railway Foundation awarded a grant of $10,000 to the school in the summer of 2013, with which the project is being completed. The windows ... [Published Havre Daily News - 16 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Railroad workers voted 5 to 1 against one-person crews

Final results of a vote by SMART union members who are train conductors and other "ground service" personnel showed they voted 5 to 1 against an agreement their regional leadership struck with BNSF Railway that would have allowed one person to operate ... [Published Lincoln Journal Star - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

GE gamble on locomotives fast-tracks it past Caterpillar

By Thomas Black and Richard Clough Bloomberg NewsPosted: September 30, 2014 at 1:51 a.m.Credit: BloombergTodd Kindel, manager of advanced methods for GE Transportation, stands on a finished diesel locomotive, for BNSF Railway Co., at the General Electric ... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Jack Smithers, 83 1 hour ago

in Dunlap, Iowa the son of Sylvester and Velma Terrell Smithers. He was active in the US Marine Corp, Private First Class serving in the Korean War. On March 15, 1974 he was united in marriage to Joan Steines in Clinton, Iowa.He retired from the Burlington ... [Published Press-Citizen - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Rising Coal And Oil Train Shipments Make Rail Congestion A Big Problem

by Cassandra ProfitabyThe view from the BNSF Railway rail yard in Spokane. All proposed coal traffic increases would have to travel through Spokane. credit: Courtney FlattPrevious image Enlarge Close Next imageThe view from the BNSF Railway rail yard ... [Published Oregon Public Broadcasting - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

GATX Corporation to Host Railcar Safety Training in Fargo, North Dakota

GATX Corporation (NYSE:GMT) today announced that it will host, in partnership with U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), along with BNSF Railway, a railcar safety training event…Click to Continue » ... [Published Fort Mills Times - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Jack Clair Smithers

, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty where a prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, Preston Cemetery, Preston, Iowa.WEST LI9BERTY, Iowa— , 83, died Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Windmill Manor ... [Published Muscatine Journal - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

BNSF Railway Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Company Rescinds Offer Due to Applicant's Prior Back Injury,  Federal Agency ChargesSEATTLE - Texas-based  BNSF Railway Co. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by withdrawing  a job offer to a qualified applicant because of a prior back ... [Published Equal Employment Opportunity - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Lawsuit: BNSF discriminated against injured man

A lawsuit says BNSF Railway violated federal law by withdrawing a job offer to a qualified police applicant because of a back injury.Click to Continue » ... [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

BNSF Railway training Washington firefighters

We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list)Places:SEATTLE — Burlington Northern Santa Fe is paying for 142 Washington firefighters to receive training in Pueblo, Colorado, in oil train accidents.The Seattle Times reports ( http://bit.ly/Y601FN ... [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Sep 24 2014]

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"The train is still arriving on time less than 70 percent of the time," said Derrick James, director of government affairs for Amtrak. "This has a substantial negative impact on Amtrak. Our service is less competitive. It reduces our revenue. It leads to missed connections to other trains. It drives away customers and damages our brand."
"There is a perception out there that we are prioritizing oil," Sweeney said. "That is not at all true. ... Everyone's service has suffered."
...local communities with preparedness by participating in coordinated response planning efforts with local and state authorities," the railroad said. "BNSF also conducts specialized training of fire departments and sponsors training at the railroad industry's transportation technology center in Pueblo, Colorado."
"BNSF has complied with the reporting requirements as outlined in the U S Department of Transportation's Emergency Order by providing to the Nebraska emergency response commission the weekly average numbers of Bakken crude oil transported in Nebraska by county" BNSF spokeswoman Roxanne Butler said...

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BNSF Sponsors Twitter Contest to Promote Rail S... [Published theCSRfeed - Sep 30 2014]
SOURCE: BNSF DESCRIPTION: In the company’s first-ever Twitter contest, BNSF Railway is asking California high school students and teachers to get the word out about safety around railroad tracks. The contest is being held in coordination with the ...
GATX Corporation to Host Railcar Safety Trainin... [Published EON Transportation - Sep 29 2014]
CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--GATX Corporation (NYSE:GMT) today announced that it will host, in partnership with U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), along with BNSF Railway, a railcar safety training event in Fargo, ...
GATX Corporation to Host Railcar Safety Trainin... [Published EON Manufacturing - Sep 29 2014]
CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--GATX Corporation (NYSE:GMT) today announced that it will host, in partnership with U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), along with BNSF Railway, a railcar safety training event in Fargo, ...
GATX Corporation to Host Railcar Safety Trainin... [Published EON Energy - Sep 29 2014]
CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--GATX Corporation (NYSE:GMT) today announced that it will host, in partnership with U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), along with BNSF Railway, a railcar safety training event in Fargo, ...
GATX Corporation to Host Railcar Safety Trainin... [Published Business Wire Construction & Property: Urban Pl ... - Sep 29 2014]
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GATX Corporation (NYSE:GMT) today announced that it will host, in partnership with U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), along with BNSF Railway, a railcar safety training event in Fargo, North Dakota ...
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