Tag Archives: Commuter Rail

Brightline says a plan for high-speed rail between Tampa and Orlando is in the works

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“Brightline spokeswoman Christine Kefauver told members of the Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization they are currently working with Tampa officials to determine where a terminal should be located, along with the best route. It would likely come through Ybor City, close to I-4.” See More . . . Image: Photo By Brightline / Media Kit, via www.gobrightline.comText Source: https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/transportation/2022-03-10/brightline-says-a-plan-for-high-speed-rail-between-tampa-and-orlando-is-in-the-worksBy: Steve Newborn …

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Florida authorities tell Brightline to lock down Orlando-Tampa passenger-train plan by mid-summer

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“The corridor preferred by Brightline has come with multiple, overlapping issues. Those include the need for cooperation with Central Florida’s SunRail commuter system, for an agreement with the Central Florida Expressway Authority, or CFX, for use of space along its toll-road system, affirmation from the authority governing Orlando International Airport and approval from Orlando Utilities Commission for use of coal-train rail …

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New Report: The Impacts of Highway Congestion

Mid-size metropolitan areas like Austin and Tampa have joined the Top-50 list of the country’s worst “bottlenecks” during the last 10 years. According to AASHTO, the solution involves a multi-modal approach that includes mass transit, pedestrian and bicycle trails, commuter rail, water ways and greater highway capacity. (See news update below)

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Plans for Westshore transit center back on the table

“If constructed, the center would be used as a hub for transit to Tampa International Airport, a depot for Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority buses and as a station if a light rail or bus rapid transit (BRT) system were to connect Pinellas and Hillsborough counties in the future.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/plans-for-westshore-multimodal-transit-center-back-on-the-table/2252936By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF …

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CSX tracks may be route to commuter rail’s future

“CSX would sell the rail rights of way to the Florida Department of Transportation. Only the railroad’s Clearwater subdivision, the east-west line, and the Brooksville subdivision, the north-south line, would be involved. The railroad’s line that moves down Polk Street to South Tampa and its lines running toward Port Tampa Bay and Polk County and beyond would not be included.” …

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CSX’s offer finally opens the door to commuter rail in Tampa Bay

“There is precedent in Miami and Orlando for converting freight lines to commuter rail. And no, it’s not light rail. It doesn’t require building brand-new rail infrastructure on top of existing development.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/masstransit/csxs-offer-finally-opens-the-door-to-commuter-rail-in-tampa-bay/2248337By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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