The investment plan earmarks $US 250m for the Positive Train Control (PTC) project, and $US 550m to expand capacity and boost efficiency of its lines, terminals, and intermodal facilities including the completion of BNSF's new Kansas City intermodal terminal. A key priority is to increase capacity to cope with traffic generated from Bakken Shale products.

"This record capital plan continues our long-term focus on ensuring our network is prepared for the growing US demand for freight rail," says Mr Matthew Rose, BNSF's chairman and CEO. "We are focused on investing to meet our customers' expectations and to expand capacity where growth is occurring."