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BNSF: Giving Back to the Communities We Serve

Your first thought of Thanksgiving may bring fond memories of family, food, football or turkey-induced naps, but at its core, the national holiday’s meaning is rooted in gratitude. While Turkey Day gives us a specific day devoted to being grateful for life’s gifts, the BNSF Railway Foundation works all year to show our appreciation through charitable giving to the thousands of communities along our network.

KCS Announces ‘Holiday Express’ Challenge

Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) Holiday Express program has raised nearly $120,000 this year to benefit The Salvation Army in 21 communities across its U.S. rail network, and the Class I railroad has issued a challenge grant to raise even more.

A ‘Gow’ Infused STB Chairman

Years ago, as general counsel to the Illinois Racing Commission, Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairperson Martin J. Oberman chased the “gow”—jockey-speak for opium used illegally to improve race horse performance. These days, the 76-year-old Oberman is himself infused with a legal form of gow: an unabated resolve to use his regulatory cudgel to splinter railroad market power.

Canadian Pacific President and CEO Keith Creel

CP’s Creel Earns CEO of Year From Canadian Magazine

The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine has named Canadian Pacific (CP) President and CEO Keith Creel one of five CEOs representing “the best of Canadian corporate leadership, innovation, vision and responsibility” in 2021, plus overall CEO of the Year.

CN's new Indigenous Advisory Council has appointed 10 new members.

CN Launches Indigenous Advisory Council

CN’s Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC) kicked off its inaugural meeting with 10 new members, in addition to Co-Chairs Roberta Louise Jamieson, OC, Kanyen’kehà:ka, and Murray Sinclair, C.C., M.S.M., Mizhana Geezhik.