In the Community - BNSF

In the Community

For more than 160 years, BNSF Railway has been an essential connector – safely and efficiently transporting freight from point A to point B. But we don't just move freight; we touch people and communities along the way. We're proud to tell our story and how we strive to be a trusted partner worthy of your respect.

Safety and Security

As a leader in railroad safety, we recognize that a safe and secure railroad network is essential to our nation's future and important to our stakeholders.



Railroads are by far the most environmentally preferred mode of surface transportation, and BNSF is a leader in the rail industry for the protection of our air, land and water.


Community Support

BNSF strives to maintain strong relationships with our communities – the communities where our employees live, work and play.


Economic Impact

U.S. and global economies rely on rail, and BNSF is a vital link in the global supply chain. We enable our customers to participate in a wide range of markets in North America and around the world.


Friends of BNSF

Friends of BNSF is a community for people who have a connection to or affinity for BNSF. It's a way to stay informed about the company, learn more about how freight rail contributes to our way of life, explore the company’s rich history and connect with other BNSF supporters.


Frequently Asked Questions

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