Stories tagged: BNSF Railway
UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 7:15 p.m.
An estimated 230,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday.
Sat., June 23, 2018, 9:37 a.m.
Idaho officials have approved BNSF Railway’s application for a permit to build a second railroad bridge in northern Idaho across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in Sandpoint.
UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 1:58 p.m.
Amtrak officials say a landslide between Portland and Seattle has suspended service between the cities.
Sat., May 12, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Six Western states and national industry groups have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for a massive proposed coal-export terminal on …
Wed., May 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Trade plays a critical role in our world, and especially in our state. We depend on an efficient supply chain to move the goods we all use every day – …
Mon., April 16, 2018, 5:25 p.m.
A 20-foot-wide mudslide on the BNSF Railway lines has shut down all commuter-rail service between Seattle’s King Street Station and Everett.
Fri., April 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
When I learned that BNSF Railway wanted to build a second bridge over Lake Pend Oreille in North Idaho, it seemed like an obvious choice. As it turns out, what …
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 8:13 p.m.
A felony forgery charge has been dismissed against the former spokesman of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in a case in which someone forged the signature of Spokane County Superior Court …
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
Passenger train service between Seattle and Everett has been temporarily suspended after a mudslide blocked tracks north of Seattle.
Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Officials with BNSF Railway say mudslides have forced the suspension of rail traffic between Seattle and Portland.
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Officials say Amtrak service has been temporarily disrupted between Seattle and Portland because of a landslide.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
BNSF Railway said it moving ahead with a second railroad bridge across Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint while the city’s mayor voiced opposition.
Sat., March 18, 2017, 7 a.m.
Since trains began hauling flammable crude oil from the Northern Plains to Western Washington ports and refineries, state and local attention to rail infrastructure has increased. Track inspectors are on …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
A grain elevator collapsed late Wednesday morning in Edwall causing a brief power surge and warping a section of BNSF Railway track.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
A major road block in the path of a new North Spokane freeway may be coming down under an agreement announced this week.
Wed., March 8, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
The two biggest railroads shipping oil from North Dakota don’t seem particularly concerned that the Dakota Access pipeline may be about to come online, as oil makes up only a …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Residents of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation were digging out Wednesday from at least 3 feet of snow while bracing for high winds expected to send the snow drifting.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Two Amtrak passenger trains – one headed to Seattle, the other to Chicago – are stranded in Montana after an avalanche apparently wiped out or covered sections of railway on …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017
Spokane Valley is continuing its pursuit of federal funding for two major crossings of the BNSF Railway mainline next to Trent Avenue.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
BNSF Railway has reached a tentative settlement with Washington environmental groups over coal dust from uncovered train cars.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 11:34 a.m.
A former BNSF Railway employee who says he was fired after conducting a brake test despite objections from his supervisors has been awarded $1.6 million.
Sun., May 15, 2016, 3 p.m.
SEATTLE – Authorities cleared the railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists Sunday morning in Washington state, after a two-day shutdown. About 150 people spent the night in …
Fri., May 13, 2016, 7:09 p.m.
If an oil train derailed in Washington and dumped most of its cargo, cleanup costs could exceed $775 million, according to documents BNSF Railway Co. provided to the state.
Sun., April 17, 2016, 4 a.m.
The North Spokane Corridor freeway has hit a roadblock in Hillyard where historic rail operations left a spill of bunker-C oil floating on the aquifer 170 feet underground.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016
A new federal grant program to enhance freight mobility could result in funding for a bridge crossing on Barker Road at the BNSF Railway mainline.
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016
Consultant linked to railroad, port minimized spill risk.
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015, 10:49 p.m.
The chance of an oil train derailing and dumping its cargo between Spokane and a new terminal proposed for Vancouver, Washington, is extremely low, according to a risk assessment prepared …
Tue., Sept. 8, 2015
When it comes to building highways in Spokane, no neighborhood has borne more pavement than East Central. More than 1,000 houses in Spokane were leveled to make way for the …
Thu., July 9, 2015
Employees of BNSF Railway in the Spokane region are getting a close-up look this week at the history of their company. The railroad has brought a passenger train with 15 …
Sun., June 21, 2015
Laura Ackerman works at the Saranac Building in Spokane, a short walk from BNSF Railway’s train tracks. Oil trains pass her office on a daily basis, and more will roll …