Butterfield Statement on CSX Carolina Connector

Nov 3, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) issued the following statement in response to reports that CSX may halt plans to build the Carolina Connector facility in Rocky Mount, NC:

“I am disappointed to have read reports that suggest CSX may cancel its plan for the Carolina Connector hub.  CSX promised the hub would bring an estimated 1,500 jobs throughout the state and connect eastern North Carolina to the ports.  This project would have wide-ranging benefits, not only in Rocky Mount but throughout the state and region.  I truly hope the reports are not true and that CSX sees the value this investment would bring to the company, our community, and state.  I am committed to working with CSX to bring vital economic development to Rocky Mount.”