Macon County I-85 Site Receives first CSX Select Site Designation in State

  Macon County I-85 Site Receives first CSX Select Site Designation in State

PR Newswire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 4, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CSX today announced that the
I-85 Site in Macon County, Ala., is the first recipient in the state to
receive CSX Select Site designation.

CSX's Select Site program reviews the most capable manufacturing and
distribution development properties along the CSX network that can rapidly
utilize freight rail service.This designation confirms that standard land use
issues have been addressed and that the site is ready for development.

"Through the Select Site program, we can increase speed to market and lower
up-front development risk for companies seeking industrial property for
manufacturing operations," said Clark Robertson, assistant vice president,
regional development, CSX. "This program helps communities identify and
prepare sites that can compete for new investments and job creation."

CSX introduced the program in 2012 as an opportunity to work with the economic
development community to create an inventory of sites that can be marketed for
CSX direct rail service. CSX has partnered with The Austin Company, a
nationally known site selection consulting firm, to screen candidate sites and
assist communities with the application and certification process.

"This 277-acre site in Macon County is well situated along the Hyundai-Kia
automotive corridor just off I-85, the Interstate connecting Montgomery and
Atlanta, Ga. The site is also in close proximity to Auburn and Tuskegee
Universities," said Jonathan Gemmen, senior location consultant, The Austin
Company. "The cleared site is adjacent to CSX's mainline and has all
utilities on or within easy access to the property."

CSX would like to recognize the Macon County Economic Development Authority,
Wayne and Jimmy Bassett of Beck's Turf Farm, the Utilities Board of Tuskegee,
the Macon County Commission, the City of Tuskegee and City of Notasulga, as
well as the unwavering support of the legislative delegation of State Rep.
Pebblin Warren and State Senator Billy Beasley.

CSX has certified numerous other sites across its service territory. The CSX
Select Site program is in addition to its existing Megasite Program, which
focuses on sites of 1,000 acres or more, including the South Alabama Megasite
in Baldwin County. The certified sites are also featured on our user-friendly
Web portal. To learn more, visit

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transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck
transload services. The company's transportation network spans approximately
21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states, the District of Columbia and
two Canadian provinces. CSX's network connects more than 240 short line
railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports. More information about
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Contact: Carla Groleau, CSX Transportation Inc., +1-(877)-TELL-CSX
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