Meet Megan McIntyre

Recently we shared that mudslide prevention work was completed along the Seattle-Everett corridor. Now it’s time to get to know Megan McIntyre – the woman who played an important role in helping to make it happen. Megan is an engineering manager and has been at BNSF for 12 years. In May 2016, she will complete

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Celebrating 100 Years of Innovation

At BNSF Railway, we’re proud our shared history with the Boeing Company helped build the Puget Sound region into what it is today. And we’re proud to be an integral part of one of the most sophisticated supply chain operations in the world – an innovative logistics chain that gets the right parts to the

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Pacific Northwest Hazmat Team Recognized for Excellence

From Bellingham to Vancouver and Spokane, BNSF employees throughout Washington have been recognized as employees of the year. One of the 92 people being honored around the country is Justin Piper, Director – Hazardous Materials. Justin (pictured above), who is based in Vancouver, has been responsible for helping to train thousands of local emergency responders

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Uncovering Art in the Columbia River

In the late 1950s, The Dalles Dam and John Day Dam neared completion, causing water levels to rise and threatening many prehistoric rock carvings. James Lee Hansen, one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier sculptors, made stone copies of the carvings to save them from being lost in the rising Columbia River. Because of grants provided

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Dedication to Environmental Stewardship

Every year a member of Congress and a railroad employee are presented with the John H. Chafee Award to recognize outstanding environmental stewardship in the railroad industry. This year BNSF nominated John Jeffrey for his forward-thinking improvements and safe operations at BNSF’s locomotive fueling facility in Hauser, Idaho. John helped work with government agencies to

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Our Commitment to Safety

Recently, Crosscut ran the article “At Mariners games, it’s baseballs and bomb trains.” Our response to the article, also published on Crosscut, is below: BNSF Railway welcomes serious public discussion of rail safety issues. Unfortunately, Nick Abraham’s piece published April 11 (“At Mariners games, it’s baseballs and bomb trains”) fell short of making a contribution. As a railroad,

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Setting the Record Straight on Coal Dust

It is highly disappointing that the University of Washington is associated with a study that is clearly being funded for and driven by groups opposed to fossil fuels. Opponents of coal exports are using bad science to create a concern over coal dust and advance their cause about coal exports, not because there is any

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