BNSF issues annual sustainability report

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BNSF's 2015 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report.
BNSF Railway
FORT WORTH, Texas – BNSF Railway is touting its recent accomplishments in the publishing of its 2015 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report. The annual report concentrates on the railroad’s achievements in categories such as energy efficiency, community involvement, and operations.

Some of the railroad’s highlights from 2015 include the deployment of new track maintenance machines, including track geometry cars, ultrasonic hi-rail vehicles and other ground-penetrating radar technologies mounted on rail equipment. The new equipment is being used to conduct more comprehensive tests of the railroad’s rail, ties, and other infrastructure.

BNSF also added more than 160 new General Electric-built U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4-compliant locomotives to its fleet and made upgrades to 600 mainline and 40 switching locomotives during routine rebuilding last year.

The railroad also focused on other energy conservation initiatives including new electric cranes at intermodal facilities in Seattle; Memphis, Tenn.; and Kansas City, Kan. Crews also installed LED lighting at its Minneapolis car shop.

Other highlights include a $5.8 billion investment in its capital program, the training of more than 10,000 first responders and total donations of $10 million to communities and organizations through the BNSF Railway Foundation.

To read the full report, go to www.bnsf.com.

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