90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV are Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming and Classical Music. Part of the community since 1965, providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Florida-based CSX 2Q profit more than doubled as railroad hauled 27% more

Photo: Gift Habeshaw

CSX railroad’s second-quarter profit more than doubled as the economy continued to rebound from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic.

Florida-based CSX says it hauled 27% more freight than a year ago when the economy slowed to a crawl because of restrictions related to the virus.

The railroad said Wednesday that it earned $1.17 billion, or 52 cents per share, during the quarter.

The results included a one-time boost of 12 cents per share related to a property rights sale to the state of Virginia. That beat the 37 cents per share that Wall Street analysts anticipated.

Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity