Riding the (Sun) Rails

By Joseph Hayes, Orlando Magazine; October 2019 The 49 miles of Sunrail track (so far) with 16 stations through four…

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SunRail cracks down on fare card misuse in Central Florida

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 2, 2019 Next month, Central Florida commuter railroad SunRail will begin tracking fare evasion through…

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Central Florida: Volusia County asks out of SunRail-to-DeLand deal

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; August 29, 2019 ORLANDO — After an announcement that some $34 million in…

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Central Florida: SunRail’s Osceola stations boost ridership as major challenge for commuter train looms

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; July 30, 2019 Central Florida’s SunRail commuter train inaugurated its overdue service in Osceola County…

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Here’s how work is progressing on Virgin Train USA’s Orlando-to-Miami route

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; July 22, 2019 Virgin Trains USA has offered a further look at…

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SunRail in DeLand, Florida: Volusia County sets up legal challenge to state’s handover of costs in 2021

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; July 16, 2019 DELAND — The Volusia County Council reaffirmed its commitment to…

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Florida: With federal funds in sight, Volusia County Council reconsiders SunRail to DeLand

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; July 15, 2019 The first glimmer of hope for a DeLand SunRail station…

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Passenger rail grows in Florida, as the state grapples with congested roads

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 2019 In January, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA)…

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Central Florida’s SunRail at 5: Ridership for commuter train is growing, but will it ever run to DeLand?

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; May 25, 2019 Deltona resident Anne Semmons started using SunRail on her daily…

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Central Florida’s SunRail Rolling Out $200,000 Mobile App

By Staff, Spectrum News 13; May 13, 2019 ORLANDO, Fla. — On the heels of its fifth anniversary, SunRail is…

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Central Florida editorial: Happy 5-year anniversary, SunRail — now let’s make it better

By The Editorial Board, Orlando Sentinel; April 30, 2019 Let’s be honest — SunRail was a consolation prize. What Central…

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Central Florida: SunRail Eyes Record Ridership and Future Expansions

By Greg Angel, Spectrum News 13; April 23, 2019 ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s just before noon and the northbound SunRail…

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Virgin Trains plans to link with Disney World, SunRail at same time as Orlando International Airport

By Kevin Spear, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; April 4, 2019 The train that will run from South to Central Florida is…

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Challenges and opportunities as Brightline expands: A conversation with MetroPlan Orlando’s Gary Huttmann

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; March 28, 2019 The $5 billion Brightline passenger train is expected to…

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Florida Department of Transportation: SunRail ridership and property values up

By Rachel Christian, Staff Writer, Osceola News-Gazette; March 16, 2019 SunRail is celebrating five years of service May 1. SunRail…

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Central Florida: Famous Winter Park art show would have been better with SunRail — oh, well | Editorial

By The Editorial Board, The Orlando Sentinel; March 13, 2019 If there ever was a weekend Central Florida needed SunRail,…

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Like riding SunRail at night? You’re in luck. The late southbound train will run for several months.

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; January 8, 2019 A later southbound SunRail train option has been extended…

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Brightline to start building rail from South Florida to Orlando in March while it rebrands as Virgin Trains

By Kevin Spear, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; January 3, 2019 Buffeted by oppositional lawsuits, doubts about financing and an identity makeover,…

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Central Florida: Study shows one-third of commuters in walking distance take SunRail

By Rachel Christian, Reporter, Osceola News-Gazette; November 28, 2018 Over 45 percent of commuters who live or work within walking…

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Central Florida’s SunRail is a train with an unknown future, but Osceola gives it a ridership boost

By Kevin Spear, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; November 20, 2018 SunRail’s expansion into Osceola County this summer – going from three…

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Orlando SunRail and Phoenix Valley Metro: A tale of 2 passenger trains

By Kevin Spear, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; October 10, 2018 Orlando and Phoenix are twins separated by humidity. Both are creatures…

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Commentary on SunRail: Promise or peril? Central Florida’s transit crisis

By Deirdre Macnab, My Word Columnist, Orlando Sentinel; September 11, 2018 As the Orlando Sentinel recently reported, SunRail faces a…

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SunRail future hits impasse between state, Central Florida governments

By Kevin Spear, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; August 31, 2018 Central Florida’s expected takeover of SunRail from the state in three…

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Central Florida: SunRail considers expanding to Orlando International Airport

By Bailey Myers, Spectrum News 13; August 30, 2018 ORLANDO, Fla. — As a new high speed rail gets the…

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