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CSX appoints Boone, Boychuk to executive roles

Rail News Home CSX Transportation 10/3/2019 Rail News: CSX Transportation
image Kevin Boone (left) and Jamie BoychukPhoto – CSX

CSX yesterday announced the appointments of Kevin Boone as executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Jamie Boychuk as EVP of operations.

Boone was named interim CFO in May. He joined CSX in 2017 as VP of corporate affairs and chief investor relations officer, then was appointed VP of marketing and strategy to lead research and data analysis to advance growth strategies. He has more than 18 years of experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions, and accounting, primarily focused on the transportation and industrial sectors.

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CSX named to sustainability index for ninth year

Rail News Home CSX Transportation 9/20/2019 Rail News: CSX Transportation
image CSX was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for the ninth consecutive year, recognizing the company’s leadership in sustainable and responsible business practices, the Class I announced yesterday.CSX was the only U.S.-based railroad included on the North American index in 2019, railroad officials said in a press release.CSX was recognized for performance in corporate citizenship and philanthropy, environmental policy and management systems, and human capital development.“CSX is achieving unprecedented goals — in safety, fuel efficiency, operating performance, and sustainability,” said CSX President and Chief Executive Officer James Foote. “CSX is also partnering with customers to find new ways to convert more freight from highway to rail, so together we can reduce our carbon footprint, minimize impacts on the environment and help create a more efficient supply chain.”The DJSI North America index is a partnership between the Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM Sustainability Assessments, which tracks the leading sustainability-driven companies based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental and governance criteria.

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CSX unveils latest 'Pride in Service' locomotive

Rail News Home CSX Transportation 8/23/2019 Rail News: CSX Transportation
image The CSXT 3194 was renamed to honor the nation's police officers.Photo – CSX

CSX yesterday unveiled its Spirit of our Law Enforcement commemorative locomotive at the Class I's locomotive shop in Huntington, West Virginia.

The CSXT 3194 was renamed to honor the nation's police officers. The unit joins the railroad's collection of Pride In Service locomotives launched this spring: the Spirit of Our Armed Forces and the Spirit of our First Responders.

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CSX rail spur to be built at South Alabama Mega Site

Rail News Home CSX Transportation 8/9/2019 Rail News: CSX Transportation
image The Mega Site is bordered by Interstate 65 to the north and the CSX line to the south.Photo – southalabamamegasite.com

CSX and Alabama Power are contributing $5 million toward improvements to the South Alabama Mega Site for industrial development.

The contribution will help pay for a new CSX rail spur off the rail line that runs along the site's southern border, according to a report by the Alabama NewsCenter, a website operated by Alabama Power.

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Federal grant will help CSX, Maryland start Howard Street Tunnel project

Rail News Home CSX Transportation 7/23/2019 Rail News: CSX Transportation
image The tunnel's height restrictions prevent double-stack trains from serving the Port of Baltimore.Photo – baltimoresun.com

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan yesterday announced the state will receive a $125 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America Program grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation that will enable the long-planned Howard Street Tunnel project to start soon in Baltimore.

To be conducted in partnership with CSX, the more than $450 million project calls for eliminating height restrictions in the 121-year-old tunnel to allow double-stack trains to move to and from the Port of Baltimore. The work will create double-stack clearance in the tunnel and under 22 bridges between Baltimore and Philadelphia.

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