Vice President Biden, USDOT Secretary Foxx Visit CSX Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal

Vice President Biden, USDOT Secretary Foxx Visit CSX Northwest Ohio Intermodal

PR Newswire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 6, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Vice
President Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx visited CSX's
state of the art Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal in Wood County on
Wednesday. The event was the Vice President's most recent stop on a tour
focused on the importance of infrastructure investment following visits to the
Ports of Baltimore, Savannah, and Charleston. CSX's $175 million intermodal
rail facility opened in 2011, providing nearly 300 full-time, local jobs and
spurring growth and economic opportunity by improving access to
cost-effective, environmentally friendly intermodal freight rail

"Being able to efficiently move cargo and goods is essential to this country's
economy," remarked Vice President Biden. "CSX and the Northwest Ohio
Intermodal Terminal have led the revitalization of this region by providing
strong, middle-class jobs, supporting local businesses and improving our
nation's infrastructure to keep America competitive globally."

Vice President Biden and Secretary Foxx had a full day while visiting the
intermodal facility, taking part in a driving tour and training simulator
demonstration as well as meeting employees and local residents. During spoken
remarks, the Vice President, Secretary of Transportation and CSX executives
discussed the importance of infrastructure investment in improving America's
competitiveness, strengthening the middle class, and growing the American

"Infrastructure projects like this cutting-edge facility are the backbone of a
growing American middle class and a thriving American economy," said Anthony
Foxx, secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation. "This facility provides
tremendous benefits locally, regionally and for the entire nation."

"In an area where service from East Coast ports once took up to a week, it now
only takes two to three days for goods to be shipped through the facility and
delivered to the customer's door," said Oscar Munoz, executive vice president
and chief operating officer, CSX Transportation. "We are very proud of our
role in keeping America competitive by investing in infrastructure here in
Ohio, at mid-Atlantic ports, and throughout our network. CSX appreciates the
Vice President's long-standing support for our work here today and in the

Situated on more than 500 acres in Wood County, Ohio, just one mile west of
North Baltimore, the Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal is a world-class,
environmentally friendly freight distribution hub for the Midwest and the
nation. Handling 30 trains per day and moving hundreds of thousands of
containers per year, the terminal helps link East Coast seaports with vital
points in the Midwest, such as the markets of Cincinnati, Columbus and
Louisville. The terminal has created new routing possibilities and growth
opportunities for inland locations and allows for faster, more reliable
transit from the West Coast, allowing shippers to bypass delays in congested
areas like Chicago. It is the nerve center of CSX Transportation's intermodal
network and the cornerstone of the company's double-stack freight initiative,
the National Gateway.

The National Gateway is CSX's award-winning $850 million public private
partnership to create a highly efficient and environmentally-friendly,
double-stack cleared rail corridor between the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. As
one of the nation's largest transportation projects, over a 30 year period,
the National Gateway will create more than 50,000 jobs and deliver a host of
benefits including reduced fuel consumption, lower emissions, better safety,
lower highway maintenance costs and reduced shipping costs.

About CSX
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
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