National Gateway Launches Facebook and Twitter Pages
Washington, D.C. — July 7, 2010 - The National Gateway announced today the launch of its Facebook™ and Twitter™ social media channels
"With the addition of the National Gateway Facebook and Twitter channels, supporters or interested citizens will have the ability to easily access important information about the project and interact with other supporters," said Louis Renjel, vice president, strategic infrastructure initiatives for CSX Transportation.Â "We're excited about the National Gateway's many benefits, and hope others will join us online to show their support."
The National Gateway is an $842 million public-private sector initiative to create a more efficient rail route linking Mid-Atlantic ports with Midwestern markets, which will improve the flow of freight between these regions by increasing the use of double-stack trains. The project will create more than 50,000 jobs, reduce highway congestion and transportation emissions, and will deliver $22 in benefits for every $1 of public funds invested.
The National Gateway Twitter feed will provide timely information updates on major construction developments and milestones, while the National Gateway's Facebook page will feature robust visual content to provide a narrative of the project's progress.Â
The National Gateway is supported and endorsed by a growing coalition of governors and regional officials across six states, more than three dozen members of Congress, three port authorities, and dozens of global shippers, ocean carriers, business organizations and environmental groups.