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CSX CEO Calls 2nd Quarter 'Most Disruptive' He's Ever Experienced

Jul 23, 2020
CSX's Jacksonville headquarters
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Freight traffic at CSX Corp. is picking up after COVID-19-related business shutdowns in the spring.

CSX Cuts 86 Jobs, Primarily In Jacksonville

Jun 18, 2020
The CSX headquarters building in Downtown Jacksonville is pictured.
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Jacksonville-based CSX Corp. said June 17 it cut 86 jobs as part of a management realignment.

Jacksonville-Based CSX Plans To Cut More Jobs

Jan 24, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

CSX Corp.’s 2018 job cuts exceeded management’s expectations, and company officials said last week they see plenty of room to cut further.

After He Died, CSX Shareholders Sue Board Of Directors Over Former CEO's Hiring

Dec 17, 2018
train with "CSX" on side
Associated Press

A Jacksonville judge may soon decide if CSX shareholders have the right to take the Jacksonville railroad giant’s board of directors to task for its decision to spend $84 million to hire former CEO Hunter Harrison even though he was in poor health and would die eight months later.

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  Jacksonville-based CSX on Friday launched Pride in Service, a multi-million dollar initiative aimed at supporting service members, first responders, and their families.

Monday on First Coast Connect we heard about the JAX Chamber’s upcoming Infrastructure Innovation Summit with Chamber Vice-President for Entrepreneurial Growth Carlton Robinson and Amin Toufani, CEO of T Labs in Silicon Valley who will be one of the event’s speakers (01:03).    

Jacksonville-Based CSX Says It Will Put More Resources Into Safety At Annual Shareholders Meeting

May 21, 2018
The Daily Record

While much attention has been focused on the efficiency of CSX Corp.’s railroad since new management came in last year, CEO James Foote is now putting more resources into safety.

Orange Park train conductor's widow sues CSX, Amtrak over S.C. crash

Feb 9, 2018
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The widow of an Amtrak train conductor and Orange Park man who was killed in a weekend collision with a CSX freight train in South Carolina is suing Amtrak and CSX, court records show.

Supreme Court Turns Down Appeal In Clay County CSX Railroad Death

Jan 8, 2018
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal in a lawsuit stemming from the 2006 death of a railroad conductor in a rural area of Clay County.

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After just a little more than a week on the job as acting CEO at CSX, Jim Foote has been named the Jacksonville railroad's new leader.

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The death of CSX CEO Hunter Harrison has thrown the Jacksonville-based railroad and its shareholders into turmoil.

Via News4Jax

“It is with great sadness that we announce that E. Hunter Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of CSX, died today in Wellington, Fla., due to unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness,” according to a Saturday statement from CSX.

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UPDATE: CSX Announces Saturday That Harrison Has Died

ORIGINAL STORY: CSX has announced Jim Foote is taking over as acting CEO while CEO Hunter Harrison is on medical leave.

CSX Train Carrying Molten Sulfur Derails In Polk County

Nov 27, 2017
Polk County Fire Rescue

Four train cars that were carrying molten sulfur are among those that derailed near Lakeland, Fla., early Monday, prompting emergency officials to warn local residents to stay indoors and close their windows. Several cars are believed to have leaked.

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CSX Corporation will lay off 1,000 management employees over the next few weeks, the Jacksonville-based company announced Tuesday.

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This week, the board of the Jacksonville-based CSX railroad will consider a company takeover.

CSX is the largest publicly owned company in town and North America’s third-largest railroad, valued at $43 billion. About 3,500 employees work for the company in Northeast Florida.


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One of Jacksonville’s largest companies is still expecting a bad first quarter, but not as bad as it first thought.

CSX Corporation said this week  its first quarter earnings would decline by the mid- single digits, rather than the high single digits it had previously forecast.

So far this year, its volume growth is down by about 5 percent. Like the rest of the industry, CSX has been battered by a big decline in the amount of coal being shipped.

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Two local railroad companies have seen their stock prices fall as the industry sector slides overall.

CSX Corp.’s stock has dropped about 8 and a half percent over the past week. On Monday , it fell almost three percent from the opening bell, closing at 26.03.

The fall comes as the railroad sector has generally weakened. On Friday, a Bank of America analyst downgraded CSX and Genesse & Wyoming, which has its operations headquarters in Jacksonville.

Genesee & Wyoming’s price per share dropped from almost $70 last Tuesday to $58.89 at Monday’s close.

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Imagine a drive-through where someone hands you a tree to take home and plant in your yard.

That’s exactly how tomorrow morning’s "Trees for Tracks" tree giveaway on Post Street in Riverside will work. 

FDOT

Several blocks of Edgewood Avenue will be closed in both directions next week while the railroad crossing at the intersection of Edgewood and West 20th Street is replaced.

According to the Florida Department of Transportation, CSX crews will put in a concrete crossing that’s designed to last longer and hold up better under heavy traffic. 

Work on the crossing is set to start at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and wrap up by 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.

St. Johns River Taxi

Some 4,500 Duval County fifth graders will be going on cruises this school year as part of their curriculum.

Duval County Public Schools is teaming up with the St. Johns Riverkeeper to provide the field trips to Title I schools that educate a lot of low-income students.

 


Appeals Court Backs CSX In Conductor's Death

May 4, 2015
CSX train
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An appeals court has sided with Jacksonville-based CSX Transportation in a dispute over a train conductor who suffered a fatal heart attack.

The case was a disagreement over the railroad’s duty to provide medical assistance to conductor Larry Sells. The News Service of Florida reports the First District Court of Appeal upheld a lower court ruling in favor of CSX.

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