A rail company thinks federal regulators are holding up new safety measures

It’s relatively rare for a large company to sue its regulator, but BNSF Railway has done just that.

In April, BNSF filed a protest of an administrative ruling by the Federal Railroad Administration seeking “relief on the grounds that FRA’s action is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, and otherwise contrary to law, all in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act.”

BNSF asked that the court “hold unlawful, vacate, and set aside the Order; direct FRA to grant the waiver; and grant such additional relief as may be necessary and appropriate.”

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