One way BNSF works to ensure the right solution is offered to each customer is by scouting out potential sites for development in advance of customer inquiries. BNSF’s Site Certification Program identifies optimal rail-served sites and conducts in-depth reviews of ten economic development criteria to determine if the site meets BNSF’s stringent readiness standards. BNSF certification ensures a site is ready for rapid acquisition and development. Selecting a certified site can reduce development time, increase speed to market and reduce upfront development risk of rail-served industrial sites. Last month, BNSF awarded two new locations its Certified Sites designation, including a Poplar Montana site:
- Fort Peck Tribal Industrial Park, Poplar, Montana – Zoned for heavy industrial, the site encompasses 45 acres located north of U.S. Highway 2 on the Fort Peck Reservation outside city limits, in Roosevelt County.
- Somerville Industrial, Somerville, Texas – This property consists of 103 acres without zoning requirements or restrictions and is conveniently located east of State Highway 36, only 20 miles outside of Bryan-College Station, Texas.