RICHMOND, Va., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 manufacturing.
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."
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 information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).
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