CSX: A big ‘green’ machine, says Newsweek

Published: October 25, 2010

Newsweek magazine has given CSX the highest “Green Ranking” among Class I freight railroads – and named CSX 10th in environmental responsibility among all transport and aerospace companies.

The Newsweek rankings are based on input from three environmental organizations.

In a press release, CSX said it was the first transportation company voluntarily to set a goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions; and for 2011, CSX has set a goal of reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by 8 percent.

To reach this goal, CSX said it has “deployed significant numbers of fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly “GenSet” locomotives in rail yards across its network. Over the past decade, CSX has invested more than $1.5 billion to upgrade its locomotive fleet with technology that reduces fuel consumption and air emissions. Through these efforts, the company has improved its fuel efficiency by more than 90 percent since 1980,” said CSX in its press release.

CSX said it also has “launched an online carbon calculator for customers to calculate the emissions associated with various transportation options.”