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Members of City Council, City Staff, and CSX representatives continue to meet, engage, and work together in order to educate, inform, and provide solutions where possible to address neighboring community issues and needs. The impacts of having a rail provider as a neighbor impacts all City residents. The City is committed to continued engagement with CSX on impacts and issues as they work to address concerns, focus on safety, and improve the relationship between businesses and the communities they impact in Fredericksburg.
The City asked that CSX offer a written update to the community monthly moving forward and the updates are available below.
On May 9, 2023 Randy Marcus - Director of State Relations for VA, WV & DC for CSX gave an update presentation at the City Council Regular Meeting.
The City appreciates the increased communication and the willingness of CSX to listen to concerns, but we continue to object strongly to the stacking of hazardous materials in our community. Fredericksburg’s Fire Department continues to monitor daily activity and is reporting weekly to City Management on hazardous tanker car counts on site. Additionally, the City has access to video footage of the train yard as an additional means to review activity on the rails adjacent to Mayfield.
Counts by weekly total for propane (LPG) in the rail yard are as follows: