A good problem to have, all these rail services want to stop at your airport, what to do? Start a study!
Per the Orlando Sentinel
Three train systems want to connect with Orlando International Airport within the next couple of years, but no one can say for sure how, much less if, they ever will.
A $1.7 million study could answer those questions, as well as allow airport officials to seek federal money to help pay for possible connections.
Three dozen transportation consultants, plus local, state and federal officials, including aides to U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., gathered at the airport Thursday to discuss the study.
They were told that OIA and the surrounding area must have alternatives to the automobile if the airport is to continue to efficiently serve people flying in and out of Metro Orlando.
"The travel demands are huge," said John Mason, a consultant with HDR Engineering, which is heading up a study being paid for by OIA, Orange and Osceola counties, Orlando and the Florida Department of Transportation.
So far, the $1.2 billion SunRail commuter train is the only operation that appears certain to operate. It is being built now by the state and will start running in mid 2014 from DeBary in Volusia County, through downtown Orlando, to Sand Lake Road, just north of the airport.
Buses are expected to ferry passengers between the airport and the SunRail station on Sand Lake, though exactly how that setup will work is still being worked out. The study could clarify the arrangement.
All Aboard Florida, a Coral Gables based company, wants to build a $1.5 billion train linking South Florida with OIA by 2015.
And American Maglev has offered to spend $315 million on an elevated system powered by electrified magnets to take people from the airport to the Orange County Convention Center. The owner, Tony Morris, has promised to have it complete next year, if he can get government approval.