Proposed I-95 Corridor of the Future

Would the Proposed I-95 “Corridor of the Future” Affect the Polk County Rail Hub?

“Earlier this year, I announced the 14 proposals that made the first cut in the Corridors of the Future competition. …. We selected a project along the notoriously congested I-95 corridor that runs right through the Washington, D.C., region. It proposes taking trucks off the road by adding new railroad tracks that would run parallel to the busy Interstate.” — Mary E. Peters, Secretary of Transportation, March 14, 2007

‘ACKSONVILLE, Fla., (May 30, 2007) – CSX Transportation (CSXT) submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation seeking Corridor of the Future designation for the 1,200 mile I-95 rail corridor between Washington, DC and Miami…..For its part, CSXT expects to make core capital investments of approximately $1.5 billion in 2007, $1.6 billion in both 2008 and 2009, and $1.7 billion in 2010. These investments will improve and add track, equipment, technology and facilities to help meet customer needs and the expected increase in demand for U.S. freight transportation. — CSX press release, May 30, 2007

More Corridor of the Future information in the Florida Department of Transportation May 2007 Newsletter