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Re: FECI Bringing Private Passenger Rail To Florida By 2014
« Reply #60 on: June 22, 2012, 09:07:06 AM »
Yeah, those guys have never seen a road they didn't like.  I also would like to know where he's getting his rail ridership estimate numbers from.  It's well known within the transportation industry that several new rail projects in cities like Charlotte, Norfolk and Minneapolis have blown the door off their initial ridership estimates.
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Re: FECI Bringing Private Passenger Rail To Florida By 2014
« Reply #61 on: June 22, 2012, 11:16:24 AM »
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Commuter rail makes sense for Orlando. The track is in the right place — unlike with [South Florida's] TriRail, where the track is in the wrong place. Here, the train is going to go through downtown[/u].

Really? This is the only thing he said that makes any sense, he obviously got his ridership numbers from Syracuse and Nashville, both of which suffered greatly from JTA style planning. FDOT is cerebrally challenged.

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Re: FECI Bringing Private Passenger Rail To Florida By 2014
« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2012, 06:49:21 AM »
FECI and OIA working on new station for airport.

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Orlando airport eyes $470M expansion

...But OIA has taken the first tentative steps by entering into an exclusive 60-day negotiating period with All Aboard Florida, a Coral Gables company studying whether to build a $1 billion passenger train system between the Orlando airport and Miami.

All Aboard Florida spokeswoman Christine Barney would not discuss specifics but did confirm talks are under way. All Aboard Florida is supported byFlorida East Coast Industries Inc., which is relying on the expertise and holdings of one its affiliates, Florida East Coast Railway.

Brown said preliminary talks have centered on All Aboard Florida paying for the station south of the existing terminal near what is now a parking lot for people waiting for planes to land.

The airport, in turn, would be responsible for building a mile-long, elevated monorail to serve the station, at a cost of $181.4 million. OIA also would be responsible for roads and other infrastructure costs of about $78 million.

The 3,500-space garage and depot would cost $210.7 million. About 80 percent of that expense would be the garage. But who pays for what part of that bill has not been determined, airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said.

Full article: http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-06-25/business/os-airport-expansion-train-20120625_1_rental-car-companies-orlando-airport-airport-director
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Re: FECI Bringing Private Passenger Rail To Florida By 2014
« Reply #63 on: July 29, 2012, 09:15:17 PM »
Beachline Expressway as the desired path to Orlando is confirmed...

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Florida East Coast Industries Inc., which was formerly based in Jacksonville and is now based in Coral Gables, reportedly will seek permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to secure right-of-way to lay its 40-mile track from Cocoa to Orlando International Airport along the Beachline Expressway.

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/print-edition/2012/07/27/feci-may-soon-start-building-passenger.html
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Re: FECI Bringing Private Passenger Rail To Florida By 2014
« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2012, 11:10:14 PM »
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...Environmental considerations, right of way purchase and speed of implementation all point to the state owned, former high-speed rail right-of-way. All Aboard Florida will use conventional passenger trains operating over the Florida East Coasts speedway and the new link between Cocoa and Orlando...

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...If I am correct, until the long delayed south terminal is constructed at OIA the Orlando Airport Station would be in the vicinity of the intersection of Wethebee Road/CR-530 and Boggy Creek Road. If this alignment were chosen it would cross the Tosohatchee State Reserve and the St. Johns River parallel and contiguous to the Beachline Expressway, but not in the median...

SOURCE: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2012-apr-stunning-things-are-happening-as-florida-goes-rail/page/1
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Lake, Look's like we nailed this one too!

I still believe that sooner or later the system will have to operate into a more central location in Orlando-Sanford metroplex. Sunrail would no doubt help, but in the end, a seamless trip will be in demand.