- Associated Press - Thursday, June 28, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - CSX Corp. is back on track with plans to build a North Carolina rail cargo hub near the Virginia state line two years after the freight railroad company announced plans and seven months after reassessing them.

CSX and North Carolina officials outlined a project Thursday near Rocky Mount that would handle less than half the cargo volume than had been announced in 2016. CSX said it will invest less than previously announced, while more state money will go into site development and road construction.

The Edgecombe County hub will transfer cargo containers from trucks to trains for further transport.

CSX put the site on hold last November while reassessing its long-term business model. The hub was originally targeted for Johnston County, but landowner opposition led to picking the current site.

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