BNSF Railway Co. said investments from customers served by the freight rail provider in 2022 surpassed $1.6 billion.
Large investments from supply chain partners and customers including The Northwest Seaport Alliance, ABDW Logistics, Holly Frontier and GAF Materials contributed to the sum.
As a result of customer investments, BNSF projects supported the creation of more than 3,200 new jobs in local communities, railroad officials said. This marks the 12th consecutive year that BNSF customers and local economic development organizations have invested more than $1 billion in a calendar year for new or expanded facilities.
“At BNSF, we listen to our customers to create customizable rail development solutions that can be big or small in scope,” said Chris Danos, assistant vice president, economic development. “We can also help streamline logistics costs while creating sustainable solutions that can minimize a customer’s carbon footprint.”
In 2022, new developments supported a wide variety of commodities including consumer, agricultural and industrial products in communities across the BNSF network.