HUNTINGTON, WV – On Tuesday, December 20, 2011, representatives from CSX Corporation
will present a gift of $25,000 to Marshall University (MU) for rail research conducted
by the Rahall Transportation Institute (RTI), a National University Transportation
Center based at MU. The presentation will take place at 11 a.m. at the Weisberg
Engineering Building Lobby, 1623 3rd Avenue, Marshall University Huntington Campus.
RTI Director and CEO Robert H. “Bob” Plymale and Marshall University Foundation
Vice President for Development Lance West will accept 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
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s leading transportation
companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. The
company’s transportation network spans approximately 21,000 miles, with service
to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia, and connects to more than 70
ocean, river and lake ports.
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.