It looks as though the ride from Orlando to South Florida will soon be a lot smoother, now that Central Florida’s SunRail project is progressing full steam down the rails.
Awaiting results from a study being conducted to determine whether the desire for such a train is high enough to support funding, the Florida East Coast Railway could start construction as early as next year on the one billion dollar project.
The four predetermined stops for the railways are Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando. Cocoa is a possible stop as well, and will be determined by the study results.
The biggest advantages expressed by establishing the railway are that it would cut travel time to Orlando by nearly an hour compared to driving a car, and would allow cruise passengers easy transport from Orlando International Airport to Port Canaveral.
While nothing is set in stone yet, Husein Cumber, executive vice president of Florida East Coast Railway, seemed very positive on the matter. In an interview with the Sun Sentinel, he stated, “Everything right now is trending in the right direction.”