State Representative Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) applauded the CSX intermodal freight terminal expansion in Columbus, citing the project’s potential to create significant jobs for central Ohio.

According to a press release from CSX, the expansion project is part of the National Gateway initiative to link East Coast ports with the Midwest. The Columbus terminal expansion is expected to create more than 400 construction-related jobs over the course of the project and will provide Central Ohio with the capability for future business growth.

“CSX’s investment in Central Ohio is indicative of its commitment to our region and state in a very positive way,” Rep. Grossman said. “As Ohio continues to proactively work with important partners such as CSX, the economic advantages to the Ohio economy will benefit the people of Ohio through enhanced logistics.”

The project includes a redesign of the site footprint, installation and realignment of tracks, reconfiguration of inbound and outbound truck gates, additional on-site parking, and three electric, rail-mounted cranes.

The National Gateway project strives to improve the flow of freight rail traffic and create a more efficient rail route between Mid-Atlantic ports and Midwestern markets. CSX’s National Gateway network includes North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and the District of Columbia.


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