CSX and Ohio
- Operates over and maintains more than 4,000 miles of track*
- Maintains more than 3,200 public and private grade crossings in Ohio
- Handled nearly 2,446,000 carloads of freight in Ohio during 2011
- At the end of 2011, CSX employed nearly 3,500 people in Ohio
- Throughout 2011, CSX reported more than $247 million in compensation for employees** in Ohio.
- In 2011, CSX invested more than $250 million in its Ohio network. 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 Ohio include liquefied petroleum gas, plastic intermediates, nitrogen fertilizer, petroleum products, coal, aggregates and iron and steel sheet
- Major rail yards in Willard, Northwest Ohio (Walbridge, Stanley), Cincinnati (Queensgate), Cleveland (Collinwood), and Columbus (Parsons)
- Intermodal terminals in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Marion
- The new $175 million privately funded Intermodal terminal in Northwest Ohio opened for business in February 2011
- Significant expansion of Intermodal terminal in Columbus was completed in 2011
- TRANSFLO terminals in Cincinnati, Cleveland (two), Columbus and Toledo
- Automotive distribution centers in Cincinnati (Cementdale), Warren (Lordstown) and Walbridge
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 annually.
CSX and the Community
- In partnership with state and local economic development agencies in Ohio, businesses invested nearly $44 million in new or expanded rail-served facilities on CSX or its connecting regional and short lines in 2011. These investments will generate an estimated 258 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 is a City Year site sponsor for youth service corps in Columbus and Cleveland, and a service day at Indianola Middle School.
- CSX sponsored a City Year service day in North Baltimore. 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 $125,000 to national organizations and those in Ohio, including National Safe Place, Alliance for Community Trees, the Nature Conservancy, National FFA Foundation, Children’s Hunger Alliance, the Salvation Army, 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.
- 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 redundant 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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