In the midst of planning new commuter rails, central Florida planners realize they should not only aim to connect commercial areas, but also provide easy access to Orlando International Airport, both for the city’s residents and 55 million tourists each year.
Central Florida faces a transit planning challenge in the next few years with the arrival of publicly funded SunRail commuter rail in 2014, and private companies also lining up rail plans.
Recently Orlando city officials toured the new Miami Intermodal Center, a ground transportation hub linking rail, buses and rental cars to Miami international airport.
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