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, markets determine what we move. If there is consumer demand for a product, then there is a very good chance it will ship by rail. Regardless of what the market tells us to move, we do it safely and efficiently. In fact, we are required by federal law to move regulated commodities. We’re required to do so because the government recognizes the importance of rail to our economy.

Read the full response here: BNSF is moving commodities safely and responsibly