SunRail gets $93 million grant to expand into Central Florida’s Osceola County

October 5, 2015

KISSIMMEE – A collection of elected and government leaders signed a 10-foot-tall placard Monday signifying that $93 million in federal dollars soon will be spent in Osceola County expanding the SunRail commuter train as far south as Poinciana.Website Insert 5000 New Seats copy

“Ridership will grow, spurring more demand,” predicted Therese McMillan, the acting administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.

 SunRail now stop just north of the Osceola line at Sand Lake Road, but construction should start in November on the four stations, plus new tracks for the 17-mile extension.

The new leg is supposed to be up and running by December 2017.

The grant had been awarded by the FTA in May and amounts to half the total cost of $186 million. The remainder comes from the state, Osceola and Orange counties.

Reporter Dan Tracy of the Orlando Sentinel has the full story by clicking here.

 

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