SunRail takes initial steps to extend to Orlando International Airport
The Florida Department of Transportation has begun the process to eventually extend Central Florida's new commuter train to Orlando International Airport.
Officials representing SunRail said Monday during a presentation to members of the Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission that an initial request to enter project development was submitted last month to the Federal Transit Administration.
The proposed Phase 3 calls for a 5.5-mile extension of SunRail, using 3.5 miles of existing city-owned track and 2 miles of new track within airport property. It would connect with a planned $214 million intermodal center at OIA which the Federal Aviation Administration has approved a request to construct.
A key part of the project would link OIA with the private All Aboard Florida rail line that plans to run from Miami to Orlando.
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