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CSX reports ESG progress made in 2020

Rail News Home CSX Transportation 7/9/2021 Rail News: CSX Transportation
image CSX Corp. yesterday released its 2020 environmental, social and governance (ESG) report, highlighting the company’s sustainability performance in the areas of safety, people and communities, environment and governance. The report showcases the company’s progress toward its ESG goals over the past year, said President and Chief Executive Officer James Foote in a press release. “This year’s report demonstrates how, through the adoption of new technologies and operating practices, we continued to deliver strong safety and environmental performance, increasing our sustainability advantage, setting records for fuel efficiency and exceeding our emissions reduction targets,” he said. In addition, the report highlights the company’s efforts to increase social justice awareness, education and communication; and advance a commitment to professional development and workforce diversity, equity and inclusion, Foote said. The report was prepared in accordance with leading sustainability reporting frameworks, including the Global Reporting Initiative Standards, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The full report can be downloaded from the CSX website.
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CSX files expanded application with STB to acquire Pan Am Railways

CSX Corp. today announced that it has submitted an amended and supplemented application to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) as part of the previously announced agreement to acquire Pan Am Railways Inc.

The amended application provides all of the additional details of the proposed transaction requested by the STB in its May 26 ruling.

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CSX completes acquisition of Quality Carriers

Rail News Home CSX Transportation 7/1/2021 Rail News: CSX Transportation
image The acquisition enables CSX to gain access to new products, markets and regions, CSX officials said. Photo – csx.com

CSX Corp. today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Quality Carriers Inc., a North American provider of bulk liquid chemicals truck transportation, from Quality Distribution Inc.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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CSX to install Wabtec locomotive-modernization technologies

Rail News Home CSX Transportation 6/24/2021 Rail News: CSX Transportation
image CSX will be the first railroad to put into demonstration Wabtec’s Trip Optimizer Zero-to-Zero system. Photo – wabteccorp.com

CSX and Wabtec are partnering to modernize CSX's locomotive fleet with digital technologies designed to deliver fuel efficiency and emissions reductions.

The partnership will help CSX in the Class I's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 37% by 2030, CSX and Wabtec officials said in a press release.

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Howard Street Tunnel project receives final environmental OK

Rail News Home CSX Transportation 6/24/2021 Rail News: CSX Transportation
image NEPA approval allows CSX, which owns the tunnel, to finalize engineering and obtain permits. Construction will occur in phases and is expected to begin later this year. Photo – Port of Baltimore/Twitter

The planned Howard Street Tunnel expansion project in Baltimore has received a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) as part of the project review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced yesterday.

The project will expand the 126-year-old Howard Street Tunnel to accommodate double-stacked container trains traveling to and from the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, increasing efficiency and capacity.

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