Representatives from CSX Corporation have 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.
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..
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.
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 in a ceremony at the Arthur Weisberg Family Engineering Laboratories.
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