SunRail Expanding to Orlando Airport
Looks like the hover rail at the Orlando International Airport is a no go. SunRail leaders stated on Wednesday that they are hopeful to have rail service to Orlando International Airport by 2020, but it could happen earlier if everything works out accordingly. There are some pre-existing tracks behind the Orlando International Airport that would be perfect for the extension but apparently it’s not that simple.
SunRail Servicing OIA Needs Additional Funding
The first goal is to get Phase 2 of SunRail and the extensions to Kissimmee and DeLand completed before embarking on this $20 million extension servicing the OIA. Per our previous coverage on the SunRail Expansion there is some delay on obtaining funds for the Northern expansion into Deland but FDOT will be applying for a federal grant this Friday that could pay for half of the $70 million it will take to extend the rail service to DeLand.
FDOT will use $5 million to launch an environmental impact study next month on extending a five-and-a-half mile stretch of SunRail from the Sand Lake Road Station to Orlando International Airport’s new Intermodal Station. This could save a ton on commuter costs and not having to pay to park your car at the airport is #WorthDoing and cost effective.