For more than a century, BNSF Railway has played a leading role in North Idaho’s economy. The tradition remains strong today as trainloads of products are shipped in or out of the state on our 32,500-mile rail network. Idaho is part of the Great Northern Corridor, which spans the northern United States between the Pacific Northwest and Chicago, as well as reaching key southern points in Canada.
We’re proud of our role in helping Idaho’s agriculture, timber and other industries grow in today’s global economy. We link them to domestic and international markets, and we support them by delivering materials vital to their operations. In addition, BNSF helps deliver to Idaho retailers and businesses a wide variety of consumer products including packaged goods, clothes, appliances, electronics, and automobiles. In all, BNSF moves more than 1.4 million carloads of freight in Idaho annually.
The Hauser fueling facility in Idaho has raised the bar in environmental protection. No other facility throughout North Idaho or the Spokane Valley is equipped with the level of environmental monitoring and detection systems found at the Hauser depot.
Supporting BNSF’s rail network in Idaho are approximately 290 dedicated men and women who earn a combined payroll of more than $20 million.