ATHENS, Ga. — To most passersby, the old, abandoned railroad trestle off Poplar Street near Dudley Park probably wouldn’t garner much of a reaction. But, to music fans, especially those of Athens native R.E.M., the trestle is a landmark. Gracing the back of the band’s 1983 album “Murmur,” the bridge is best known today as the Murmur Trestle. The trestle was built in 1883 and served the Georgia Railroad and later CSX Transportation, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. The bridge hasn’t been in use since 1998. “To R.E.M. fans, the trestle represents a piece of R.E.M.’s history,” one fan told
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — CSX, the State of New Jersey and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey celebrated the opening of the Liberty Corridor Freightway, a major public-private partnership that provides expanded access to the Port of New York and New Jersey. Enabling double-stack intermodal freight to flow from the Port of New York and New Jersey to inland destinations, the Liberty Corridor Freightway will increase train capacity, improve service levels and expedite freight flows to and from inland ports. The project will also help keep thousands of trucks off crowded highways each year. With the opening of the Liberty Corridor Freightway, intermodal freight
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — An economic impact study released by a public-private partnership concludes that an intermodal rail and warehousing complex at the Cooper Yard/Macalloy site would create hundreds of permanent jobs from the Lowcountry to the Upstate, as well as generate millions of dollars annually for the State of South Carolina.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Transportation (CSXT) announced it has entered into a rail security partnership with the State of Alabama, which represents a model CSXT successfully uses with other states. The partnership, called SecureNOW, formalizes and enhances CSXT’s ongoing commitment to share information, resources, and strategies to better protect communities in which the company operates. CSXT also has partnerships with several other states. “This partnership allows CSXT and state officials to effectively and seamlessly share information and work side by side to safeguard the communities and customers that we serve,” said Skip Elliott, CSXT Vice President of Public Safety and