SunRail is expected to change the way Central Florida travels. Traffic congestion is a growing concern for those who work and live in Central Florida. Intermodal transportation is a proven way to ease this gridlock. The Florida Department of Transportation in cooperation with federal government and local officials in Seminole, Orange, Volusia, and Osceola counties, and the City of Orlando is advancing the Sunrail project. The Sunrail commuter rail transit project will span 61 miles along existing rail tracks with the City’s closest stop at the intersection of State Road 436 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard.
The SunRail commuter rail groundbreaking for the project took place on January 27th at the home of the future Altamonte Springs station.
Additional nearby stops include Longwood and Maitland. The project is scheduled in 2 phases. The 31-mile first phase will serve 12 stations linking DeBary to Orlando. The second phase will serve 5 additional stations, north to DeLand and south to Poinciana. Service for Phase I is scheduled to begin in 2013.