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And a new platform and tracks to it need to be built and PTC installed in the upgraded track too. People seem to know all sorts of things and not know other important things 🙄
The problem that persons in the Orlando area recognize that no progress seems to be initiated to even start planning and engineering to get Sun Rail to MCO. All talk but no action. Of course, the defeated sales tax does not help.
 
The problem that persons in the Orlando area recognize that no progress seems to be initiated to even start planning and engineering to get Sun Rail to MCO. All talk but no action. Of course, the defeated sales tax does not help.
Until either a Federal or State Grant materializes or a stream of funding from Sales Tax is in place where exactly is the funding for detailed planning going to come from? It is not like SunRail is overflowing with money. It is barely able to operate on weekdays for essentially limited hours.
 
The problem that persons in the Orlando area recognize that no progress seems to be initiated to even start planning and engineering to get Sun Rail to MCO. All talk but no action. Of course, the defeated sales tax does not help.
I would think they're waiting until the whole Sunshine Corridor mess gets straightened out.
 
Here is an important Biszjournal article which might require a Subscription to read

SunRail Transition Vote sets stage for Sunshine Corridor Expansion talks

Here are three important paragraphs quoted from the article:

A vote by the governing board of SunRail has set the stage for discussions on a proposed shared corridor with Brightline.

The Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission — made up of Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, as well as the city of Orlando — unanimously approved the phased transition of the commuter rail system to the local government partners from the Florida Department of Transportation during a March 28 meeting.

. . . . .

A presentation on next steps for the Sunshine Corridor will be held at the upcoming April CFCRC meeting, and FDOT is currently working on completing a Transit Concept and Alternatives Review (TCAR) study, which includes cost estimates and potential funding options

Needless to say this has significant impact on Brightline expansion to Tampa too.
 
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