HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — CSX Transportation is establishing a new dispatching center at its division headquarters in Huntington, with approximately 80 train dispatcher and related positions being relocated here, CSX Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer Michael J. Ward announced.
“CSX has a rich history in the Mountain State and we’re delighted the company is investing in these good jobs in Huntington,” said West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin. “This is a partnership for success for both CSX and for West Virginia.”
Train dispatchers plan, direct and respond to any issue relating to the movement of trains, maintenance and inspection equipment on CSXT tracks.
Ward thanked West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin for his support in bringing the new jobs to Huntington. The state has offered Economic Opportunity Tax Credits for each job created in the move and is providing up to $2,000 per employee for training.
Ward added that CSXT is spending about $4.5 million to create the dispatching center at the railroad’s Huntington Division headquarters.
Construction is scheduled for completion in late May and the center is scheduled to begin operation in August.