• CSX remains unclear about future of Carolina Connector

    While state officials say they are not aware that CSX has changed its plans to build a $272 million rail hub in Edgecombe County, a company spokesman says new leaders at the rail giant are reviewing all planned projects. The state has spent more than $4 million of the proposed…

  • Report: CSX Rocky Mount project dead

    Train News Wire, a railroad industry trade publication, reported Thursday the Carolina Connector project, a $272-million intermodal rail hub scheduled for the Rocky Mount area, was canceled by the rail company. The project was set to receive $100 million in subsidies from North Carolina taxpayers. According to…

  • CSX hub subsidy amounts to $700K per job

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 696: North Carolina officials have been celebrating the recent announcement that CSX will build a new transportation hub in Edgecombe County. But a Carolina Journal examination shows that government agencies have promised $700,000 in subsidies for every new job promised in connection with…

  • CSX transportation hub subsidies attract scrutiny

    North Carolina officials have been celebrating the recent announcement that CSX will build a new transportation hub in Edgecombe County. But a Carolina Journal examination shows that government agencies have promised $700,000 in subsidies for every new job promised in connection with the project. CJ Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson analyzes the…

  • CSX to get $700k subsidy for every job created

    The Carolina Connector, a $272 million Edgecombe County transit hub for CSX railroad, would receive taxpayer subsidies from the state of North Carolina of at least $700,000 for each of the 149 jobs the rail project is projected to create — for jobs that are expected to pay an average…

  • CSX continues search for rail hub site

    Months after the N.C. Department of Transportation approved a $100 million subsidy for CSX to build an intermodal rail terminal in Johnston County near Selma, the railroad — amid local opposition at every North Carolina location CSX has considered — says it continues looking for sites in North Carolina and…

  • PARODY: CSX Plans To Buy And Close I-95 Attractions, Say Documents

    Even though the administration of Gov. Pat McCrory has called the controversial proposal by CSX to build a railroad terminal in Johnston County near Selma “not viable,” the rail giant continues pursuing the project as one component of a larger plan to buy out entertainment attractions along the Interstate 95…

  • CSX Cancels Purchase Agreement With JoCo Landowner

    On Jan. 28, two days after a spokesman for Gov. Pat McCrory said a proposed 450-acre transit hub near Selma “does not appear to be a viable option,” a CSX rail official sent a letter to Johnston County landowner Chuck Warren stating the purchase agreement he had signed on…