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CSX, Local Officials Celebrate Columbus Terminal Expansion Project

CSX, Local Officials Celebrate Columbus Terminal Expansion Project

The City of Columbus recently hosted industry leaders and local officials including Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman and Councilmember Zachary M. Klein at a celebration for the Columbus Intermodal Terminal Expansion Project.

This multi-million dollar expansion will ready the region with the capacity needed for anticipated growth in business. When complete, this expansion will continue to enhance the economical and environmentally friendly rail intermodal service offered to customers. This terminal expansion is part of the National Gateway, linking deep water east coast ports with Midwestern markets.

“I am very pleased that CSX is expanding and investing in Ohio, a decision that will strengthen our infrastructure, spur job growth, and provide the local economies in Central Ohio with a much needed boost,” said Senator Rob Portman. “These investments, along with CSX’s new intermodal facility in Northwest Ohio, will provide greater opportunities for workers and employers throughout our state.”  

CSX Transportation recently announced that it has work completed or construction underway at one-third of the clearance projects included in the National Gateway, keeping the major American infrastructure initiative on track for completion by 2015. One of the nation’s largest transportation projects, the National Gateway will create more than 50,000 jobs over a 30 year period by creating a more efficient intermodal network and expanding double-stack capabilities, which increases the amount of freight that can be transported on a single train.

For more information about the Columbus Terminal Expansion Project visit http://www.nationalgateway.org/projects/project/77.