23 January, 2009

The Illusion Of A One Track Town - A SAGA OF CSX

"...As The Sun Pull's Away From The Pier, and Our Boat Sinks Slowly In The West..." (apologies to the Late Great Spike Jones)

CSX south florida, originally uploaded by bobissouthern.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, the largest railroad in the East has all of the newer terminals, in fact the entire Northside of the port locked in to their system.

If CSX is not willing to allow for City ownership and open access to the port for all roads, through the agency of a Terminal Company then the City has some work to do to provide that access for all railroads, giving our new shipping lines a choice.

If our port access is not shared then the question must be asked of CSX, why they left us out of their National Freight Corridor Plan which bypasses us for State Ports in Virginia and North Carolina?

We may be the new "Big Dog" on the block when it comes to international shipping, but no big dog is going to run for long on one leg.












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