CSX Applauds State Task Force Announcement by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Richmond, Va. - May 9, 2014 - CSX today released the following statement.
"CSX appreciates Governor McAuliffe's leadership in this area and his focus on
shared dialogue with respect to the safety and security of rail shipments,
which is our priority." said Bryan Rhode, regional vice president - state
government affairs. "We look forward to participating in the task force as
part of our ongoing collaboration with federal, state and local agencies.
Through that collaboration, as well as customer coordination, employee training
and substantial investment in infrastructure and new safety technologies, CSX
seeks to continuously innovate to offer the safest, most secure movements of
energy and other products, which are vital to U.S. competitiveness, jobs and
CSX currently is engaged in a number of new efforts, including under the recent
compact between the Association of American Railroads and U.S. Department of
Transportation. That agreement will slow speeds of some shipments through
certain urban areas, increase track inspections, and enhance already strong
efforts to promote strong, long-term coordination with state, local and emergency
response officials across the network."
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It
provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to
customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial,
construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 185 years,
CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial
development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern
United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It
also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and
lake ports with major population centers and small farming towns alike. More
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Contact: Melanie Cost, Corporate Communications 904-359-1702