Madisonville, Kentucky,m is home to both CSXT's very busy Chicago to Atlanta Corridor, and the western Kentucky's Treavor Clinic, a very highly respected regional medical complex.
CSXT's tracks actually surrounds much of the Treavor Clinic complex, handling upwards of 50 or more trains daily. CSXT is finishing its almost $1 Billion capacity expansion project, adding new sliding and passing tracks, so it can handle 60 to 80 or more trains daily.
Treavor Clinic, nor does the City of Madisonville, Kentucky, have any problems with CSXT's heavy rail traffic volumes. Volumes of rail freight that includes many trains of both Power River Basin Coal as well as Illinois Basin Coal. It is actually a very good example of how all three organizations are able to successfully interact together.
It is suggested that the Mayo Clinic and the City of Rochester, Minnesota, visit Madisonville, Kentucky, to learn how to cope with tomorrow's rail traffic levels.
The demand for all transportation modes will triple by 2020. Even if "not a single unit coal train used the line", demand for agricultural commodities and general mechandise will triple on the route.
While Mayo Clinic is a very highly respected medical organization, perhaps it should better spend its valuable resources in medical environment field, finding cures, instead of wasting them on
attornies,lobbyists, and policticans.