CSX Wins Public Safety Award

The National Alliance for Public Safety’s GIS Foundation has lauded CSX by awarding it its 2016 Award of Excellence in Public Safety.

CSX logo 1The award was made for the railroad’s CSX Rail Respond mobile-computing application, which provides emergency responders mobile access to information about commodities traveling by train in near-real time.

CSX was nominated by the award by David Hartman, a former battalion chief of the fire department in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The app allows emergency responders to determine the contents of any rail car on a CSX train, as well as emergency response information and recommendations for protective action distances.

The service is free to first responders, as are the training and response tools provided by CSX.

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