FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Contact: Errin Jewell, RTI Marketing and Communications Manager, 304-696-7098


CSX presents gift of $25,000 to Marshall University’s Bucks for Brains program for rail research at RTI

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Representatives from CSX Corporation today presented a gift of $25,000 to Marshall University for rail research conducted by the Rahall Transportation Institute (RTI), a National University Transportation Center based at Marshall.

The presentation took place at the Arthur Weisberg Family Engineering Laboratories on MU’s Huntington campus.

RTI Director and CEO Robert H. “Bob” Plymale and Marshall University Foundation Vice President for Development Lance West accepted the check from CSX Executive Vice President and COO David Brown and CSX Regional Vice President of Public Affairs J. Randolph Cheetham.

“This is CSX’s third donation for rail research at RTI and MU,” Plymale said. “This contribution demonstrates CSX’s commitment to helping RTI advance the rail industry through research initiatives that include technology testing, research and development for asset mapping and inspections; train, car and mobile worker tracking, and intelligent grade crossings.”

CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. The company’s transportation network spans approximately 21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia, and connects to more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports.

RTI is a leader in multimodal transportation and economic development. RTI is a National University Transportation Center recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation for transportation excellence focused on applied technology, research, education, outreach and training.

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Photo: Robert H. “Bob” Plymale, center, and Lance West, right, accept a check for $25,000 from CSX Executive Vice President and COO David Brown this morning in a ceremony at the Arthur Weisberg Family Engineering Laboratories on Marshall University’s Huntington campus. Photo from Marshall University.

 



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