Where will Orlando’s next SunRail station be built?
Plans are underway to bring a SunRail station to the Orange County Convention Center.
Officials discussed major plans to further connect Orlando at Thursday’s public transportation meeting.
The FDOT said the commuter rail station would connect to Orlando International Airport.
If the county approves it, it will connect the convention center to the airport and boost the economy.
This change would also have a significant impact on Orlando’s transportation.
Universal Orlando and the Right Rail Coalition of Orlando said they would help make that happen.
The county also established the Shingle Creek Transit Utility Community Development District.
This district will allow the community to build, pay for and operate the new SunRail station without relying on taxpayer dollars.
Universal Orlando said it would move forward with the Sunshine Corridor program, which was announced last May.
According to a statement, Universal Orlando said it would have significant economic benefits.
Once complete, the station will provide crucial regional connectivity for residents, visitors and more than 100,000 local workers in the International Drive area.
The corridor will also connect to Brightline, which serves Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
Channel 9 has contacted Orange County but said it has no comment at this time.