The rail industry faces a rosy future in the Knoxville, Tenn., area, said Norfolk Southern President and CEO Charles Moorman during a rail event at the University of Tennessee. The area also plays an important role for NS, said Moorman. "Knoxville is strategically important for Norfolk Southern. It lies on one of our new main corridor developments, the so-called Crescent Corridor to move traffic off the highways between the south and the southwest," he said.

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