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BNSF, SMART-TD Reach Tentative Agreement

The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, Transportation Division (SMART-TD) and BNSF Railway have reached a system-wide agreement, following up on the mandatory local bargaining items from last year’s Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) that the Class I says will “significantly benefit ground service employees.”

Map of the Norfolk Southern and FEC intermodal service offerings, including their newly announced lanes.

Class I Briefs: NS/FEC, BNSF

Norfolk Southern (NS) and Class II Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) are expanding their domestic intermodal interline services for customers doing business in Florida. Also, a grant from the BNSF Railway Foundation allows the Osceola, Ark., Fire Department to purchase a new drone.


BNSF Ready to Help Give Salmon Bay Bridge a Lift

If you’ve been through Salmon Bay in Seattle, you’ve likely seen the iconic Salmon Bay Rail Bridge, a transportation mainstay in the Pacific Northwest for more than 110 years. And now, thanks to a federal grant and support from BNSF, it will be revitalized to serve for many more years.

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Report: Ferromex Temporarily Suspending Service (Updated)

Mexican railway operator Ferromex on Sept. 19 said it was temporarily suspending 60 trains on south-north routes because of an increasing number of migrants climbing aboard railcars and suffering injuries, according to news reports. On Sept. 20, some trains restarted service. Union Pacific and BNSF issued embargoes at Eagle Pass in Texas.


Q&A with BNSF VP Transportation Matthew Garland

One by one, the U.S. railroads are getting their operating houses in order following the difficulties of 2022, and as that evolves we’re engaging with senior operations leaders to understand how they’ve

The first BNSF grain shuttle leaving Minnesota for the Pacific Northwest, September 2023. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of BNSF)

Class I Briefs: BNSF, UP

BNSF provides an operating performance update for September. Also, Union Pacific (UP) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jennifer L. Hamann joins the Board of Directors at Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Steel Dynamics, Inc.

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J.B. Hunt to Acquire BNSF Logistics’ Brokerage Assets

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has entered a definitive agreement to purchase the brokerage operations of BNSF Logistics, LLC, an affiliate of Class I railroad BNSF, the companies reported Sept. 14. Railway Age Contributing Editor Jim Blaze weighs in.