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CSX picks Kentucky rail bypass as latest ‘Select Site’

CSX joined local officials this week in announcing that the Henderson Bypass Rail Site in Henderson, Kentucky, has been designated a CSX Select Site.
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CSX has designated the Henderson bypass rail site in Henderson, Kentucky, as a CSX Select Site.

Select Sites are development-ready properties along the CSX network where standard land use considerations and comprehensive due diligence issues have been addressed. The properties are able to meet the needs of a variety of manufacturers, reducing the time required to build facilities and ultimately bring products to market, CSX officials said in a press release.

Kentucky has a "strong track record" of recruiting rail-served industries, said Tom Tisa, head of marketing and strategic development at CSX.

"Henderson is located in the middle of the emerging Interstate 69 corridor and is well-positioned to take advantage of the CSX rail network," Tisa said.

The 393-acre site is adjacent to the Henderson bypass (Kentucky Route 425) and less than 4 miles west of Interstate 69. It's also adjacent to a CSX branch line that serves the nearby Henderson County Riverport along the Ohio River.

Henderson is the third Kentucky site to be designated a CSX Select Site, and one of two dozen properties across CSX’s service territory to meet site selection criteria, CSX officials said.

CSX introduced the Select Site program in 2012 to better serve new and existing customers on its network. The Class I partners with site-selection consulting firm Austin Consulting to screen candidate sites and help communities with the application and certification process.

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