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Jay Carter, a 30-year industry veteran, promoted to General Manager of Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad

RailUSA is pleased to announce the promotion of Jay Carter to General Manager of their Tallahassee-based Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad (FGA). In this role, Jay will oversee all daily and long-term operations planning and execution for the line, which includes transportation planning, track and equipment maintenance, and capital projects. Jay will also participate in business planning processes to maximize operating efficiency and to ensure customer expectations are met.

Before joining FGA in September 2019 as the Assistant General Manager, Jay worked for Gulf & Ohio Railways for four year. Prior to that, he worked for Norfolk Southern for over 26 years in multiple operating roles of increasing responsibility.

“Jay’s experience in both Class I and short line operations and his strong leadership abilities will help ensure the FGA can provide the most safe, efficient, and reliable service possible to our customers.”

Barbara Wilson, President and CFO of RailUSA

Jay will continue to be based at FGA’s headquarters in Tallahassee.

Jay Carter, General Manager of FGA
Photography by: ©Michael B. Lloyd

About Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC

The Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad (FGA) is a short line railroad based in Tallahassee, FL. FGA serves the panhandle of Florida and southern Georgia. It operates 430 miles of mainline track along the I-10 corridor between Baldwin, FL and Pensacola, FL, with a branch line to Attapulgus, GA. FGA interchanges with CSX in both Baldwin and Pensacola and the AN Railway (AN) in Chattahoochee, FL.

About RailUSA, LLC

RailUSA is an independent freight railroad and rail services holding company headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. The company is majority-owned and controlled by Equity Group Investments (EGI), the private investment firm of Sam Zell, and other EGI-led investors. International Rail Partners, a group of veteran rail operators, is also an investor in the company. RailUSA owns and operates two short line/regional railroads – Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, which runs between Baldwin, FL, and Pensacola, FL, and Granada Railroad, which runs between Memphis, TN, and Canton, MS. For more information visit