Freight Rail Keeps Florida On Track

From Florida’s Tropicana “Juice Train” to its powerful ports, freight rail connections are essential to moving the Sunshine state’s economy. CSX is headquartered in Jacksonville and Norfolk Southern and several short line and regional railroads make it possible for Florida industries to reach markets around the world.

Florida’s 14 freight railroads operate over 2,818 miles of track and employ 4,981 in the Sunshine State.* It would have taken approximately 4.6 million additional truckloads to move the 83.0 million tons of freight that moved by rail in Florida in 2014. Intermodal shipments and nonmetallic minerals comprise the majority of freight rail shipments beginning in Florida. Intermodal shipments and nonmetallic minerals are also the largest rail imports to the state.

*2015 data

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Featured Rail Advocates

Florida
Christopher Emmanuel
Christopher Emmanuel
Director of Infrastructure & Governance Policy, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Cyndi Jantomaso
Cyndi Jantomaso
President/CEO, Haines City Economic Development Council
Chip LaMarca
Chip LaMarca
Broward County Commissioner

Featured Rail Supply Companies

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Orr Safety
Greenbrier Companies
Hagemeyer North America
Kiewit
Wabtec Corporation
TTX Company
Siemens Rail Automation Corporation
Savage Services
Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc.
RJ Corman Railroad Group
RailWorks Corporation
Progress Rail Services
Professional Transportation, Inc.
Parsec, Inc.
L.B. Foster Company
IAT International
Hulcher Services Inc.
HDR, Inc.
GE Transportation
Alligare

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43 percent
decrease

in rail rates, 1981-2014.


That means the average rail customer today can ship nearly twice as much freight for about the same price it paid more than 30 years ago. 

State Director

Florida
Christy Sammon

Christy Sammon

State Director

Christy Sammon joined GoRail in May 2015. She has 10 years of experience in the governmental relations field.