BNSF plans to buy upgraded tank cars after fatal accidents expose safety flaws

  • by: MATTHEW BROWN , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 21, 2014 - 2:45 AM

BILLINGS, Mont. — BNSF Railway Co. said it intends to buy a fleet of 5,000 strengthened tank cars to haul oil and ethanol in a move that would set a higher benchmark for safety within an industry that's seen multiple major accidents.

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