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Rail Night, CRLC Presentation


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Rail Night, CRLC Presentation

  1. 1. Columbus Region Logistics Council“Rail Infrastructure Night”Quarterly Networking Event<br />Ben Ritchey, Co-Chair CRLC July 22, 2010 <br />7/21/2010<br />1<br />
  2. 2. CRLC :<br />Logistics/Supply Chain Industry-led group<br />Initiativeof the Columbus Chamber<br />CRLC companies: Board-24, Membership-80<br />CRLC Goals:<br />Maintain/Improve the Region’s competitiveness<br />Develop Region as major inland port to service the mid-west<br />Develop performance measures focused on regional competitiveness (business environment, infrastructure, workforce, and technology). <br />7/21/2010<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Purpose of CRLC “Rail Night” Event:<br />7/21/2010<br />3<br />To share and discuss the recent/planned rail infrastructure investments in Ohio and what it means to Central-Ohio’s Logistics Community<br />
  4. 4. Why is Rail Infrastructure Investment important to the Logistics Industry?<br />7/21/2010<br />4<br />Service improvement<br />Service cost reductions<br />Service choice<br />Service reliability<br />Corridor-wide (Trade lane) investment<br />
  5. 5. Why is Rail Infrastructure Investment Important to Ohio’s Economy?<br />Capital projects provide construction and maintenance jobs<br />Quality infrastructure important to a Manufacturing/Agriculture/Export/Import-based economy<br />Quality Infrastructure important to growing an inland port business (logistic service provider, distribution warehouse, intermodal hub) to serve the Mid-West<br />7/21/2010<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Long-Term Benefits of Rail Infrastructure Investment in Ohio<br />Enhances ability to move raw materials to finished goods<br />Competitive intermodal network and logistics hub (Inland Port) to attract new, value-added businesses<br />Ability to use and understand the benefits of PPP (Public-Private Partnerships) investments<br />Position our regional businesses to participate and react to global freight trends (i.e., Panama Canal, labor issues)<br />In general, improves our competitiveness<br />7/21/2010<br />6<br />
  7. 7. CRLC “Rail Infrastructure Night” Panelist<br />Chris Luebbers, Group Manager International Marketing, Norfolk Southern Corporation<br />Rusty Orben, Director of Public Affairs, CSX<br />JuleneMolitoris, Director, Ohio Department of Transportation<br />7/21/2010<br />7<br />