If you haven’t been following the CSX Rail Hub story, you’re missing out on some interesting investigative reporting by Billy Townsend. Since I don’t see tags on TBO, here’s all the stories so far in reverse chronological order:
Lakeland Turned Down Its Own, Smaller CSX Hub In 2003
CSX: Haven ILC Will Nearly Double Train Traffic Through Downtown Lakeland
Examining Job And Traffic Numbers For Winter Haven CSX Hub
CSX Crossroads Redux
More Freight-Shipping Trivia
Polk Is Already A CSX Crossroads
And let’s not forget that Empirical Polk’s Josh Hallett (1, 2) and Winter Haven’s Bob Gernert (1) contributed much to the putting the story in the public eye.
I think The CSX story has received a lot more press with the TBO blog than it would have ever received in the traditional media. I only noticed a couple of articles on March 11th from the Ledger.