BNSF received $2.5 million in grant money to rebuild three switch engines as part of an ongoing effort to improve air quality in the Puget Sound area of Washington.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson presented emission reduction grants during ceremonies at Bell Harbor Pier 66 in Seattle. The grants, provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, will fund emission reduction projects that cover maritime, rail, trucking and port activity across the Puget Sound region.
Officials speaking at the event discussed BNSF's leading efforts to protect the environment in Seattle. One example they cited is the installation of electric cranes at the Seattle International Gateway.