Saturday, May 10, 2014

CSX Applauds State Task Force Announcement by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

Received the following via email. 

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." 

About CSX 

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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Melanie Cost, Corporate Communications