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CSX would like to thank the many local officials, key leaders and residents of Edgecombe and Nash Counties that joined the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and us at the CCX open house in Rocky Mount on June 13th. We are excited about the progress we are making with NCDOT on this transformational infrastructure project that will better connect eastern North Carolina businesses and consumers to markets throughout the country and around the world. To that end, CSX is pleased to announce that it has begun soliciting bids from general contractors interested in providing construction services to develop the new facility. Please click here for more details.
In July 2016, the state of North Carolina, the Carolinas Gateway Partnership and CSX proudly announced Rocky Mount, North Carolina, as the home for a new intermodal rail terminal known as the Carolina Connector, or CCX. This $270M+ critical infrastructure project will serve as a major transportation hub in the Southeast, and a catalyst for substantial economic growth throughout the state of North Carolina.
CSX is committed to partnering with Rocky Mount, state and federal officials, and local residents to ensure that this development is positive for the community and the surrounding areas. Throughout this process, CSX will work closely with the local community to communicate openly, provide project updates, solicit feedback and address concerns.
CSX will work tirelessly to ensure that this project is completed the right way – in a manner that respects our neighbors and the environment. Safety will be our top priority throughout the construction process as it is in all aspects of our operations. We welcome and value your feedback, and will continue an open dialogue with the community every step of the way.
CSX Community Programs:
The Conservation Fund and CSX are proud to partner to support the 2016 On Track with Healthy Foods Grant Program to increase access to local, fresh foods in North Carolina’s Nash and Edgecombe Counties. The program provides small grants ranging from $1,000 to $40,000 to support community- or faith-based projects that increase access to healthy foods in the Twin Counties, near the future CCX terminal. Applications are currently being reviewed and will be announced at a later date.
To learn more about CSX’s ongoing program to support communities, “Beyond Our Rails,” visit www.beyondourrails.org.
CSX is at the beginning of an extensive and thorough process, and timing is subject to change based on a number of factors. The following timeline outlines the proposed phases of the project:
|Project Phases: CCX Intermodal Terminal|
|2016 - 2017||Preliminary engineering and design|
|Mid 2018||Complete permitting process and begin construction|
|Late 2019||Complete construction; begin terminal operations|
“Intermodal” refers to the movement of freight in containers using multiple modes of transportation. At intermodal terminals like CCX, containerized goods arrive on trains or trucks, are sorted and transferred by electric cranes to other trains or trucks and then shipped to their final destinations. Intermodal combines the best of both worlds – the fuel efficiency of trains with the door-to-door flexibility of trucks – to deliver products to consumers in an efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner.
CSX has an award-winning record for its environmentally responsible operations and facilities, including intermodal terminals with low-impact designs. In 2015, the Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal received the E3 Gold Award from the Ohio EPA for environmental excellence. CCX will continue this tradition of environmental excellence with state-of-the-art, sustainable technology and equipment to reduce emissions, noise and light at the facility. Among the numerous cutting-edge, energy-efficient technologies,
CCX will be equipped with:
We will be providing more information about employment opportunities closer to the start of operations. In the interim, please create an employment profile on CSX.com to provide us with your information.
Thank you for your interest in CSX and the Carolina Connector. At CSX, we believe that reliable, efficient, ethical suppliers are essential and key to our success. We are always looking for new partners that share our values of innovation, customer service excellence, corporate social responsibility and diversity, and we are currently accepting applications.
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