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April 26, 2013

FRA awards $2.2M to Fla. rail project

Grant for the City of Tavares, Fla., to help with upgrades along a 57-mile stretch of Florida Central Railroad track between Orlando and Umatilla, Fla.


July 5, 2011

Florida begins work on commuter rail project

SunRail will run along a 61-mile stretch of existing rail freight tracks in Central Florida. The major funding partners for the project are the Florida Department of Transportation, the FTA, Orange, Seminole, Volusia and Osceola counties and the city of Orlando. The first phase, at 31-miles, will serve 12 stations.


March 10, 2011

Fla. DOT: High-speed rail would have made more money

The trains, which were rejected by Gov. Rick Scott, would carry more passengers and operate at a greater financial surplus than projected in a 2009 federal application. Report indicates a $10.24 million surplus from high-speed rail operations in 2016, with ticket revenue of $60.8 million, $12.3 million more than previously predicted.


August 19, 2010

AECOM wins Fla. contract

The contract follows a similar five-year contract with FDOT that concluded this year. The new contract is expected to be completed during 2015.


August 13, 2009

Consultant launches transportation blog

Fierro, a former newspaper and magazine editor who worked as a director of public information for the Florida DOT and assistant director of public affairs for the Virginia DOT, said the blog is designed for those who work in the transportation industry.


June 26, 2009

SFRTA passes amended Tri-Rail budget

The budget that was passed uses the total county contributions to maintain service. The mandated amounts include $1.567 million for operations and $2.6 million in tax contributions.


April 17, 2009

Florida kicks off ‘Train Safety Awareness Week’

Officers from approximately 20 different law enforcement agencies in South Florida will join staff members and volunteers from organizations, including Tri-Rail, Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration, in distributing information about train safety.


February 25, 2009

METRO Briefs

Gov. Doyle reviews Spain’s high-speed rail. SunRail project cost climbs by $7M. CHP: driver in bus crash asleep at wheel.


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