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. 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.
Campaign Finance$1,072,045 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- 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.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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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.
Lobbying on Behalf of Kansas City Southern
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Kansas City Southern $3,092,316
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Computers & Information Tech,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Government Issues,
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
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
RegulationsMentioned in 562 dockets; Submitted to 18 dockets
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.
The tables show occurrences of "Kansas City Southern" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 3 FRA Kansas City Southern Railroad - Positive Train Control Plans 2010
- Toggle 2 FRA Petition Waiver 2005
- Toggle 1 FRA Kansas City Southern Railway Company (Midsouth Rail Corporation) - Request for Hearing 2004
- Toggle 1 FRA Kansas City Southern Railroad - Waiver Petition 2003
- Toggle 1 FRA Notice of Availability for Proposed Categorical Exclusions 2012
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Transportation of Hazardous Materials by Rail 1995
- Toggle 1 FRA Grade Crossing - Telephone Services 2009
- Toggle 1 FRA Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railroad - Waiver Petition 2010
- Toggle 1 FRA FRA National Rail Plan 2010
- Toggle 1 FRA Amendments to Accident/Incident Reporting Requirements 2006
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 15 FRA Maryland Mass Transit Administration - Petition for Grandfathering and Petition for Waiver 2000
- Toggle 15 PHMSA Pacific Bio-Materials Management, Inc. - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Authorize the Transportation in Commerce of Infectious Substances in a Large Capacity Liquid Nitrogen Freezer 2005
- Toggle 13 PHMSA American Promotional Events, Inc. - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Transportation in Commerce of Certain Fireworks in Non-DOT Specification Packagings 2005
- Toggle 13 PHMSA Digital Wave Corporation - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Transportation in Commerce of Certain DOT-3AL Seamless Aluminum Cylinders 2005
- Toggle 12 FRA Request for Administrative Hearing - L. M. Keith - Locomotive Engineer - 49 CFR Part 240.407 2006
- Toggle 12 PHMSA Louisiana State Hurricane Katrina - Permit to Transport Hazardous Materials 2006
- Toggle 11 EPA None Unknown
- Toggle 11 EPA None Unknown
- Toggle 10 PHMSA Continental Battery Company - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Transportation in Commerce of Batteries with Two Different UN Numbers on the Same Vehicle 2004
- Toggle 10 PHMSA Epichem, Inc. - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Authorize the Transportation in Commerce of Pyrophoric Materials 2002
EPA Violations1 Enforcement Actions
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.
|Ruston Foundry||Kansas City Southern Railway (+1 others)||2008||Alexandria, La||$3,785,000|
Advisory Committees9 people on 3 committees
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.
Table shows employees of "Kansas City Southern" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Surface Transportation Board 7 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Transportation 2 people on 1 committee