Two of BNSF’s automotive facilities, operated by service partner Inter-Rail Group, were recognized by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) as among of “the best in North America.” (BNSF Photograph)
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Class I Briefs: BNSF, CSX, UP

Two BNSF automotive facilities earn quality excellence awards from the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Also, CSX and Union Pacific (UP) are among the 100 companies on Forbes’ Net Zero Leaders list; and more than 1,000 UP managers wrap up a two-day “Operational Excellence” workshop.

CSX Earns Spot on Forbes ‘Green Growth’ List

CSX has been named to the inaugural Forbes Green Growth 50 list of companies that are reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while growing profits; also, the Class I railroad will soon serve electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian Automotive Inc. in Atlanta, Ga.

For Trinity, a ‘Green Financing Framework’

Trinity Industries Leasing Co. (TILC) has developed and published a new framework that will allow it “to issue green financing instruments, including green non-recourse ABS bonds and green loans, supported by green eligible assets,” the company reported Jan. 25.

Morningstar names CP’s Harrison 2013 CEO of the Year

Independent investment research provider Morningstar, Inc. has named Canadian Pacific chief executive E. Hunter Harrison as its 2013 CEO of the Year. Morningstar annually recognizes a chief executive “who exhibits exemplary corporate stewardship, demonstrates independent thinking, creates lasting value for shareholders, and has put his or her stamp on an industry.”