BNSF started using drones – technically called unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – to assist in addressing disruptions to our rail traffic, called service interruptions, in 2015, when heavy rains impacted our tracks around Valley View, Texas. Since then, our capabilities for harnessing drone technology to better serve our customers have only advanced, in large part due to a partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
American agriculture and BNSF Railway go back a long way. In the early years, farmers and the railroad depended on each other and survived and flourished because of each other. Today, that relationship still powers BNSF. The evolution of American agriculture has driven the U.S. food supply chain to become the most productive in the world, and we at BNSF are proud to help get American farms’ bounty to tables around the world.
Many of our employees grew up on farms and understand the challenges our agricultural customers face. Driven by that personal connection, they do their very best for our agricultural customers every day when they come in to work. Agriculture matters at BNSF.