Tag: CSX
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A.G. GancarskiJuly 2, 2018

In the first three weeks of June, state Rep. Jason Fischer, the incumbent Republican in Mandarin (Jacksonville) House District 16, lengthened his money lead against Democratic challenger Ken Organes. Neither candidate faces a primary opponent, making the race in 16 a sprint toward November. Fischer’s political committee, Conservative Solutions for Jacksonville, brought in $21,000; his campaign account received another […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 19, 2018

Duval County residents continue to be vexed by CSX trains stalled out at railroad crossings during the “precision railroading” era. They shouldn’t expect recourse from local government, however. A correspondent to Mayor Lenny Curry attempted this week to get recourse from the company. She was directed to make her grievance known on a webpage but with no response. Some excerpts […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 22, 2018

CSX stalling trains on Duval County railroad crossings became such a joke in 2017 that at least one parody twitter account was spawned. However, a discussion this week between FDOT and the mayor of Baldwin, a city in Duval County, reveals that the worst may be over. If true, this is good news. Late in […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 7, 2017

Railroad company CSX embraced a “precision railroading” model, one that led to staff cuts and a seeming uptick in trains lingering on tracks blocking roadways. Since then, citizens in the Jacksonville/Baldwin area — and well beyond — have kvetched, per an email from John G. Kalinowski, an Assistant State Attorney in Florida’s 4th Judicial Circuit. In […]

Jim RosicaOctober 18, 2017

Tobacco companies are hoping next year’s try at a bond cap repeal doesn’t go up in smoke. Legislation that would do away with the limit on the amount of money tobacco companies have to put up as appellate bonds has again been filed, this time for the 2018 Legislative Session.  The one-line bill (SB 124) simply repeals the section […]


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