Friday, April 25, 2014

Miami-Orlando rail service on track for 2016 debut - Travel Weekly

This is another way to meet the need for speed. This is a positive tourism-related article on the All Aboard Florida fast train service that is stirring up some opposition. Click title for link. From the article:
All Aboard Florida, a privately owned, operated and maintained venture, would offer a 21st century take on Flagler’s legacy, with clean-diesel-burning locomotives and WiFi onboard.
The train would whisk riders from one city to the other (with planned stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach) in under three hours, at speeds of up to 110 mph.
The service is scheduled to begin in 2016.
“This is a combination of a transportation and a hospitality project. It’s an opportunity to connect the state and think of Florida as a destination, not just a pick one location,” said Don Robinson, president and COO of All Aboard Florida.
Chief Marketing Officer Julie Edwards added, “Central Florida to Miami is too long to drive and too short to fly. This is a great answer for the state of Florida.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So many critics. If it weren't for the railroad Fl would still be a worthless putrid swamp.