CSX and Maryland
- Operates over and maintains nearly 1,400 miles of track*
- Maintains more than 830 public and private grade crossings in Maryland
- Handled nearly 1,156,000 carloads of freight in Maryland during 2011
- At the end of 2011, CSX employed nearly 1,770 people in Maryland
- Throughout 2011, CSX reported nearly $120 million in compensation for
employees** in Maryland
- In 2011, CSX invested more than $53 million in the network in Maryland. In addition, the company invested more than $948 million in freight cars and other rolling assets to serve customers through its rail system
- CSX carries a variety of commodities important to our economy and way of life, including consumer products, automobiles, food and agriculture products, coal and chemicals. Products shipped in Maryland include intermodal containers, coal, aggregates, light trucks and passenger cars
- Major rail yards in Baltimore (Locust Point), Cumberland and Brunswick
- Intermodal terminal at the Port of Baltimore
- TRANSFLO terminals in Baltimore (Locust Point) and Hagerstown
- Automotive distribution center in Jessup
- Cumberland Locomotive Shop in Cumberland
- Curtis Bay Coal Pier in Baltimore
- Division headquarters in Baltimore
Environmental Advantages of Rail
- CSX achieved its voluntary 8% greenhouse gas emissions intensity reduction goal one year ahead of schedule. This achievement reduced emissions by more than 1.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas – equivalent to consuming more than 3.5 million fewer barrels of oil.
- Since 1980, CSX has improved its fuel efficiency by more than 90%, and with constant innovation, freight rail becomes more efficient every day.
- In the past 10 years, CSX has invested more than $1.75 billion to upgrade its fleet of fuel-efficient locomotives.
- CSX introduced a carbon calculator on www.CSX.com that makes it easy for customers and consumers to understand the emissions savings that freight rail delivers.
- On average, railroads are three or more times more fuel efficient than highway transportation.
- Shifting 10% of long-haul freight from the highway to the railway would reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by more than 12 million tons and would increase fuel savings by nearly one billion gallons each year.
CSX and the Community
- In partnership with state and local economic development agencies in Maryland, businesses invested $600,000 in new or expanded rail-served facilities on CSX or its connecting regional and short lines in 2011. These investments will generate an estimated 100 new jobs at those businesses.
- CSX is a National Leadership Sponsor of City Year, a non-profit organization working to enact positive change in schools and communities throughout the country. CSX executives and other employees routinely donate their time and energy to community outreach programs organized by City Year.
- CSX sponsored City Year service days and clean ups at Baltimore and Bladensburg. Through its partnership, CSX brings its focus on safety and excellence to City Year with an emphasis on directly impacting communities across the country.
- In 2011, CSX contributed more than $440,000 to national organizations and those in Maryland, including National Safe Place, Alliance for Community Trees, the Nature Conservancy, National FFA Foundation, the Anacostia Watershed Society, Inc., Maryland Food Bank, local schools and community organizations.
- CSX is proud of its 150-year history of service to America’s military. One in five CSX employees has served in the armed forces.
Passenger and Commuter Rail Operations
- MARC operates 38 commuter trains per day on CSX tracks through Maryland.
- Amtrak operates approximately 64 trains per day over 34% of CSX’s railroad in every state except Tennessee, New Jersey, and Delaware.
- The National Gateway is an approximately $850 million, multi-state, public-private infrastructure project to improve the flow of freight between the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest by clearing key freight corridors for double-stack rail service. The National Gateway has received considerable state and federal funding and construction on this key initiative is well underway. CSX is investing approximately $575 million in the project.
Improving Public Safety
- CSX works with community partners year-round to improve track and grade crossings and close crossings where possible. These initiatives greatly improve safety across the CSX network.
* Miles of track includes single main track, other main track, yard tracks and sidings as of December 31, 2011.
** This figure includes current and former employees.
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