Kansas City Southern

The Kansas City Southern Railway (reporting mark KCS) (NYSE: KSU), owned by Kansas City Southern Industries, is the smallest and second-oldest Class I railroad company still in operation.[citation needed] KCS was founded in 1887 and is currently operating in a region consisting of ten central U.S. states. KCS also owns and indirectly operates Kansas City Southern de México (KCS) in the central and northeastern states of México, and is the only Class I Railroad to own any track both inside and outside of Mexico's boundaries. Ferromex is the only other Class I operating in Mexico, and including all trackage owned by wholly owned subsidiaries, KCS owns a total of approximately 6000 route miles of track.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$1,072,045 Given
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  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
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covers roughly through Q4 2013
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View all campaign finance data for Kansas City Southern Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$4,421,266 Spent
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Kansas City Southern

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Kansas City Southern $3,092,316
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Railroads,
    • Transportation,
    • Taxes,
    • Finance,
    • Banking,
    • Computers & Information Tech,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Government Issues,
    • Radio & TV Broadcasting,
    • Telecommunications
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    S.49 Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2011
    S.2889 Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2009
    H.R.3288 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
    S.953 Railroad Competition and Service Improvement Act of 2007
    H.R.1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007
    H.R.1401 Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007
    H.R.1650 Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2008
    H.R.2047 Railroad Competition Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005
    H.R.2095 Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2007
    H.R.2116 Freight Rail Infrastructure Capacity Expansion Act of 2007
View all lobbying data for Kansas City Southern Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 565 dockets; Submitted to 18 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Kansas City Southern" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

EPA Violations

1 Enforcement Actions
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Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Ruston Foundry Kansas City Southern Railway (+1 others) 2008 Alexandria, La $3,785,000
View all EPA violations data for Kansas City Southern Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

9 people on 3 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Kansas City Southern" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Surface Transportation Board 7 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 2 people on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Kansas City Southern