“Despite ongoing economic uncertainty during 2011, our customers continue to demonstrate strong interest in rail service and CSX in particular,” said Robertson. “It is testimony to the underlying value proposition that rail offers. For many customers, railroad fuel efficiency is an important factor when it comes to choosing transportation, and CSX trains are capable of moving a ton of freight nearly 500 miles on a gallon of fuel. That means significantly lower carbon emissions than trucks. Another factor is connectivity to marine ports, and CSX reaches more than 70 ocean, lake, and river ports.”
The facilities will be built or expanded on CSX lines and on some of the more than 240 short lines and regional railroads that connect to CSX.