CSX in Maryland
CSX Operations in Maryland
- Operates and maintains nearly 1,400 miles of track*
- Maintains nearly 850 public and private grade crossings
- Handled nearly 380,000 carloads of freight during 2012
- At the end of 2012, CSX employed more than 1,700 people
- Throughout 2012, CSX reported nearly $124 million in compensation for employees**
- In 2012, CSX invested more than $69 million in the network in Maryland. In addition, the company invested more than $864 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 containerized consumer goods, passenger vehicles, aggregates and municipal waste.
CSX Facilities in Maryland
- Major rail yards in Baltimore (Locust Point), Cumberland and Brunswick
- Intermodal terminal at the Port of Baltimore (Seagirt)
- TRANSFLO terminals in Baltimore (Locust Point) and Hagerstown
- Automotive distribution center in Jessup
- Locomotive Shop and Railcar Repair Facility in Cumberland
- Curtis Bay Coal Pier in Baltimore
- Division headquarters in Baltimore
CSX and the Maryland Community
- In partnership with state and local economic development agencies, businesses invested more than $6 million in new or expanded rail-served facilities on CSX or its connecting regional and short lines in 2012.
- CSX sponsored a City Year service day in Locust Point where nearly 100 volunteers helped transform the Francis Scott Key School. CSX employees joined with volunteers from Under Armour, City Year and the Locust Point Civic Association to paint murals, build flower beds, mulch the playground, repair benches and plant 65 trees on the school grounds and in a neighboring park. Through its partnership with City Year, CSX brings its emphasis on safety and excellence to directly impact communities across the country.
- In 2012, CSX contributed nearly $950,000 to national and local organizations. Those in Maryland include the Alliance for Community Trees, Anacostia Watershed Society, Baltimore United Way, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Living Classrooms, Maryland Food Bank, the Parks & People Foundation and Operation Lifesaver.
Passenger and Commuter Rail Operations
- MARC operates 38 commuter trains per day on CSX tracks through Maryland.
- 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.
- The National Gateway is expected to be complete by 2015, in time for the opening of the expanded Panama Canal.
The National Gateway delivers more than $2 billion of public benefits to Maryland:
- More than 2.5 million tons reduction in carbon dioxide emissions
- Almost $90 million savings in highway maintenance costs
- More than $450 million savings in logistics costs
* Miles of track includes single main track, other main track, yard tracks and sidings as of December 31, 2012.
** This figure includes current and former employees.
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