Norfolk Southern's new Franklin Co., Pa., Regional Intermodal Facility Is good for business, growth, roads, and the environment

Norfolk Southern's new Franklin Co., Pa., Regional Intermodal Facility Is good
               for business, growth, roads, and the environment

PR Newswire

GREENCASTLE, Pa., June 11, 2013

GREENCASTLE, Pa., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Norfolk Southern (NYSE:
NSC)CEO Wick Moorman and U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster joined federal, state, and
local officials today to officially dedicate the Franklin County Regional
Intermodal Facility.

The $97 million terminal, located on 200 acres south of Greencastle and less
than a mile from Interstate 81, connects Central Pennsylvania, Western
Maryland, and Northern Virginia to domestic and world markets while creating
126 jobs at the site. The facility, a public-private partnership involving $52
million in NS funds and supported by a $45 million investment by Pennsylvania,
is part of NS' Crescent Corridor series of projects, a 2,500-mile network of
rail and terminals that helps moderate truck traffic on congested roadways and
reduce carbon emissions.

"This terminal represents a milestone for Norfolk Southern and Franklin
County," Moorman said. "It is creating jobs here in Central Pennsylvania,
positioning Norfolk Southern as the green transportation choice, and serving
the region's freight transportation needs. This important endeavor would not
be possible without the dedicated support of people in Washington, Harrisburg,
and here in Franklin County."

The terminal, with its 670 paved trailer/container parking spots, will be a
major gateway for freight in the Mid-Atlantic. NS projects that the new
facility, in combination with other NS intermodal terminals in the state, will
help divert hundreds of thousands of long-haul trucks off roadways in
Pennsylvania and onto trains.

"This intermodal terminal is a huge investment in Franklin County's future,"
said Shuster, chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure. "These facilities are proven centers of business growth, and I
am sure it will create many opportunities for Franklin County and the region.
I have long supported freight rail because of its efficiency and see this
terminal as a vital infrastructure improvement."

"This facility is a prime example of how government and private industry can
partner to create jobs and improve communities," Pennsylvania Department of
Transportation Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "Maintaining a multi-modal
transportation system is essential to keeping people and our economy moving,
and connecting Pennsylvania to the global marketplace."

Mike Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corporation,
pointed to the economic benefits the facility has already triggered. "The
opening of this terminal stands to have a transformative impact on the
quad-state economy because it puts the region on the radar screen of site
location professionals across the country," Ross said. "Since the facility
opened, more than two million square feet of new construction has commenced in
Franklin County, that when completed will lead to more than 1,000 new jobs."

NS constructed the facility's administration building to meet Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards. The railroad
is incorporating terminal automation in order to maintain air quality and
support truck drivers.

The Franklin County Regional Intermodal Facility is the third Crescent
Corridor intermodal terminal NS has opened since mid-2012, with facilities in
Birmingham and Memphis having started last year. A fourth Crescent Corridor
intermodal terminal, located in Charlotte, will open later this year. NS also
is expanding capacity at two intermodal terminals in Harrisburg.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier
transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary
operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of
Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and
provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern
operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major
transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

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