Ceremony To Make SunRail a Reality

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is visiting Orlando for a signing ceremony that will bring a commuter rail system one step closer to completion.

Officials are scheduled to sign a federal funding agreement at a ceremony Monday afternoon. About half of the $1.3 billion SunRail project is to be funded by the federal government; the rest will
come from the state and local governments.

The rail would connect downtown Orlando with Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. It is expected to be finished in 2014.

Gov. Rick Scott approved SunRail earlier this month after initially voicing concerns about its feasibility and cost. His go-ahead was anything but a sure thing. Shortly after taking office, Scott rejected $2.4 billion in federal money for a high-speed train line from Orlando to Tampa.

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  • by John Location: Tallahassee on Jul 25, 2011 at 05:53 AM
    Paying CSX $7 Million a mile for 65 miles of existing track is a bad joke, just wish it were a joke
  • by Steve Location: Marietta, Georgia on Jul 19, 2011 at 10:16 AM
    [Florida native, resident] SunRail rocks! Don't be a loser.
  • by florida native Location: tallahassee on Jul 18, 2011 at 10:43 AM
    so far this is the ONLY thing Gov. Scott has been right on! Please stand the ground on this miserable waste of tax dollars!!!!
  • by Ryan Location: Tallahassee on Jul 18, 2011 at 09:48 AM
    Gov. Scott is still right to be concerned. SunRail will be a financial failure.
  • by Steve Location: Marietta, Georgia on Jul 18, 2011 at 09:16 AM
    [Florida native, resident] The only thing that he got right, thus far! Don't mess with SunRail!
  • by DTH Location: Tallahasse on Jul 18, 2011 at 09:12 AM
  • by dog Location: gone on Jul 18, 2011 at 06:46 AM
    How do you spell BOONDOGAL ?
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