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Released: May 7, 2009
Jacksonville, Fla. - May 6, 2009 - CSX Transportation (CSXT) representatives are attending WINDPOWER 2009 Conference and Exhibition, the world's largest annual wind conference and exhibition, to reinforce the company's service to the wind power industry. CSXT supports the wind power industry by providing a reliable and fuel-efficient mode of transporting turbine equipment to assembly and operating locations.
"CSXT is committed to being the premier railroad for wind energy equipment," said Shayne Martin, director, emerging markets for CSXT. "As new markets such as the East Coast offshore wind power market come on line, rail transport will continue to be critical to moving large turbine modules and equipment."
Due to the massive size of wind turbine components, rail is the preferred mode of transportation. Rail transport offers the most reliable option, while also reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Last month, CSXT received G.E.'s "Customer Centricity" award at the annual G.E. Energy Carrier Conference in Greenville, South Carolina. CSXT was chosen for the top award in part for its direct assistance in moving wind energy components to and from G.E.'s Pensacola facility.
"Just as we are committed to environmental sustainability in our every day operations, CSXT is proud to support the wind power industry's role in developing clean energy sources," added Martin.
Wind power is an environmentally-friendly alternative energy option. CSXT is pleased to support this industry and has a long-standing commitment to air quality and clean operations. CSXT's environmental stewardship extends across all of its operations. There are several ways CSXT is making a difference for the environment:
-- Moving freight by rail helps the environment, as rail transport is three times more fuel-efficient than moving freight on the highway.
-- Trains can move a ton of freight more than 436 miles on a single gallon of fuel, greatly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
--In an on-going effort to reduce fuel consumption and air pollutant emissions, CSXT has invested more than $1 billion in technology to upgrade its locomotive fleet.
-- Since 1980, the company has improved its fuel efficiency by approximately 80 percent.
-- CSXT was the first railroad to join the EPA Climate Leaders Program, pledging to publicly report its greenhouse gas emissions and establish a voluntary goal for emissions reduction.
WINDPOWER 2009 Conference and Exhibition is May 4th - 7th, 2009, at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. More information about the largest annual wind conference and exhibition in the world is available at www.windpowerexpo.org/.
CSX Transportation Inc. is a principal operating company of CSX Corporation. CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. The company's transportation network spans 21,000 miles with service to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia, and connects to more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at the company's web site, www.csx.com.