Love train

August 18, 2015

SunRail opens up romantic possibilities

Steven Gross and Sydney Solis first met through an online dating site, but the SunRail put their romance on track.

Neither likes to drive, especially on congested Interstate 4, which the SunRail was built to alleviate. It began service in May 2014.

Turns out the commuter line has opened up much more than traffic lanes, as Cupid’s arrow has found both Gross, who lives in downtown Orlando, and Solis, who lives in DeLand.

“The trains connect us,” said Gross, an architect and attractions designer for Universal Creative. “I really was not interested in driving for romance but Sydney changed all that and SunRail makes it all fun.”

Before meeting Gross this summer and making use of the SunRail,  Solis recalled that she had limited her dating range at Match.com to a five-mile radius of DeLand.

“I thought there was no way I was going to drive a lot to date,” Solis said.

A transplant from Colorado, Solis had never visited downtown Orlando because she did not want to drive I-4.

“I had no idea it was so nice and walkable,” said Solis, a yoga teacher and writer.

 

Read reporter Jim Haug’s full, blissful story in The Daytona Beach News-Journal by clicking here.

 

 

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