Rail- CSX picks Indiana logistics park as ‘Select Site’. Progressive Railroading

Posted: October 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

October 25, 2012

CSX Corp. has designated INland Logistics Port-Kingsbury as the first “Select Site” in Indiana.

Introduced in January, the Select Sites program analyzes manufacturing and distribution development plots along the Class I’s network that can “rapidly utilize freight-rail service” based on their topography, rail and road layouts, and other significant characteristics, CSX officials said in a prepared statement. The program is designed to better help companies find premier manufacturing properties in the eastern United States that feature easy and reliable access to freight-rail service.

To receive a Select Site designation, a property must meet a rigorous list of criteria, including infrastructure and utility availability, environmental reviews, appropriate zoning and entitlement, air quality permitting, rail serviceability, proximity to highways or interstates, and other attributes.

In September, ground was broken for INland Logistics Port-Kingsbury, which “will further enable the region to connect with the world by offering efficient and environmentally friendly freight transportation options to businesses located there,” CSX officials said. Overall, the park plans to develop 800 acres, and make sites truck and rail accessible. Located about 45 miles southeast of Chicago, the park also will be served by the Chicago Southshore & South Bend Railroad.

“We believe the INland Logistics Port will be an attractive option for companies searching in the area for a home in the Kingsbury area,” said Clark Robertson, CSX’s assistant vice president of regional development.

CSX has identified five other inaugural Select Site properties in Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio and South Carolina.

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/csx_transportation/news/CSX-picks-Indiana-logistics-park-as-Select-Site–33106

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