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Updated: 11/13/2012 04:59:02AM

CSX called
huge for area

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Gov. Rick Scott came to Polk County in November for the groundbreaking of the Winter Haven Rail Intermodal Terminal and said the volume of freight moving through the Panama Canal will double by 2025. “That means Florida will capture more Asian and Latin American trade. Today Florida handles about 15 to 20 percent of Panama Canal traffic. It’s only logical that we will see more commerce when we see that project finished in 2014.” For more on this, See Page 10.

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Gov. Rick Scott is flanked to the right by Michael Ward, president of CSX, JP Powell, mayor of Winter Haven, and Rep. John Mica.

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This is an example of the cargo trailers that will be passing through the area.

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And the groundbreaking begins.

By BILL ROGERS

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If Rep. John Mica’s prediction about the Winter Haven Rail Intermodal Terminal comes true it will be huge for the area.

Speaking during Thursday’s ceremonial ground breaking for the state-of-the-art terminal, Mica said, “It is going to have the biggest impact since they brought the orange tree to Polk County.”

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