CSX beefs up some PC train speeds
CSX Transportation had good news July 26 for anyone who’s ever been stuck behind a freight train in Plant City for what feels like forever.
Freight trains on CSX’s line from Sparkman Road south to Keysville Road will take advantage of an increased speed limit on Aug. 5. The trains, which currently move at 10 miles per hour on that line, will be able to cruise at a leisurely 25 miles per hour at 12:01 a.m. that day.
“The speed increase will improve the efficiency of rail operations and enhance capacity along this corridor,” CSX spokesperson Sheriee Bowman said in a press release. “Track and signal improvements have been made to allow for the safe increase in train speeds in accordance with federal regulations.”
CSX cautions motorists and pedestrians to be as careful as ever at railroad crossings and with other signals. The “stop, look and listen” method is strongly encouraged. Questions, comments or concerns can be directed to TellCSX at csx.com/tellcsx.
Frontline Community Services fundraiser coming
Frontline Community Services wants to put the “fun” in “fundraiser” on Aug. 10.
The group will host its “Lazy, Crazy Days of Summer” event at the Sparkman House Luxury Bed & Breakfast, 707 N. Collins St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that Saturday. Attendees can cool off with fresh watermelon and homemade ice cream, play lawn games, jam to live music and pig out on BBQ dinners of chicken or pulled pork. Take-out dinner options are available.
Tickets cost $25 per person, but parties of four can get tickets for an $80 flat fee. Discounted delivery service options for orders of 20 items and up are available upon request. Call 813-323-4013 for more information.
RCMA recruiting teachers, support staff
Redlands Christian Migrant Association, one of Florida’s largest childcare and education providers, is looking for help.
The RCMA is currently recruiting teachers and support staff members for 66 child development centers, three charter schools and after-school care programs in 21 counties. Open positions include charter school elementary Spanish teachers, charter school first grade teachers, early childhood development teachers, information and data specialists, cooks and bus drivers.
For more information on job openings and positional requirements, visit rcma.net/about-rcma/employment-at-rcma/.