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I think the solution is a dedicated funding source. We've been dancing around it forever but there are folks on both sides of the aisle supporting it (Bill Sublette and Jake Stuart for the Republicans; Buddy Dyer and Jerry Demings among the Democrats.)

To push it over the top and decide which tax would be affected, he's right that it's time for the grassroots to speak up. Given that the Ax the Tax crowd is leaderless at the moment with the death of Doug Guetzloe, this is probably the best time in years to start a discussion before an opportunist like Randy Ross rushes in to kill it.

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45 minutes ago, spenser1058 said:

I thought that Virgin decided to pursue a route somewhere else first.  But they are talking in that article as though the Orlando to Miami route is a priority.  The HTT proposal for Orlando to Tampa I don't know.  Maybe that route only has legs if the Orlando to Miami route gets built first.

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7 minutes ago, jrs2 said:

I thought that Virgin decided to pursue a route somewhere else first.  But they are talking in that article as though the Orlando to Miami route is a priority.  The HTT proposal for Orlando to Tampa I don't know.  Maybe that route only has legs if the Orlando to Miami route gets built first.

I know, I'm hopelessly confused about all these supposed routes and players. I guess I'll just wait until someone actually does something.

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So, if they do build Hyperloop that comes into Orlando, is it going to dock at OIA's Intermodal Center, or on GOAA property, or somewhere else?

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The politicians are fighting over the Brightline bond funding. Article in the Sentinel lists who is for and who is against. Mostly nimbys in Martin and Indian River counties. Interesting about the bond funding not getting approved as a high speed rail. (it doesn't reach high enough speeds). They apparently went a different route to get the funding and that is one way the nimbys are trying to attack the funding. 

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-brightline-bond-fight-20180522-story.html#nt=oft12aH-2gp2

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I've gotten to the point that I'm just going to have to wait and see.  My poor train/transit loving heart can't take all the starts and stops and what-ifs.

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28 minutes ago, orlandoguy said:

Is this because of a different shuttle service coming with the Downtown Campus or has SGA just decided to see how many drunk students they can kill off on the weekends? Of course, SGA politics is so Byzantine it may have more to do with Biff and Muffy being mad at some GDI's.

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2 minutes ago, Urban Mail Carrier said:

I wonder how many students used that UCF lynx Red line throughout the day.

It only ran late night service between around 9pm to 3am.

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I was wondering because it would be a good gauge of how many ppl would use a Sunrail train if it were to ever connect from downtown to UCF main. Just thinking ahead. I assume someone has those stats.

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2 hours ago, Urban Mail Carrier said:

I was wondering because it would be a good gauge of how many ppl would use a Sunrail train if it were to ever connect from downtown to UCF main. Just thinking ahead. I assume someone has those stats.

It was probably a part of the SR 50 study.

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On 9/10/2018 at 1:14 AM, WAJAS98 said:

Does anyone have a map of the 1990s rail proposals? I'd like to know more information on them.

I found this pdf that covers the history of passenger rail in Orlando from Metroplan, but it provides all the facts and none of the visuals.

Metroplan Orlando Chronology of Passenger Rail.pdf

http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0024547/00001

This Master Thesis "RAIL TRANSIT AND COORDINATION IN ORLANDO IN THE 1990s AND 2000s" is a very informative read on the failed light rail proposal and has maps for the proposed line. I still think they should go thru with this segment tbh, maybe adjust slightly for some reduncies with SunRail.

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On 9/10/2018 at 1:14 AM, WAJAS98 said:

Does anyone have a map of the 1990s rail proposals? I'd like to know more information on them.

I found this pdf that covers the history of passenger rail in Orlando from Metroplan, but it provides all the facts and none of the visuals.

Metroplan Orlando Chronology of Passenger Rail.pdf

Here is a map from the link @Naqiy90 shared.

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18 hours ago, IAmFloridaBorn said:

Here is a map from the link @Naqiy90 shared.

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Thanks! I was going to share the image but got distracted. Imagine this line with 5-10 minute headway’s instead of Sunrail, Orlando would be in such a better place today if the leaders then had the vision to make it happen!

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5 hours ago, Naqiy90 said:

Thanks! I was going to share the image but got distracted. Imagine this line with 5-10 minute headway’s instead of Sunrail, Orlando would be in such a better place today if the leaders then had the vision to make it happen!

As I studied this Map I thought the same. It's truly a shame where we could have been.  Honestly this could STILL work today. imo

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I think a modified version of that route that acts as an east-west route through downtown would work very well.  It would go west from downtown to Parramore and Metrowest and eventually follow the proposed route south of John Young Parkway.

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7 hours ago, IAmFloridaBorn said:

As I studied this Map I thought the same. It's truly a shame where we could have been.  Honestly this could STILL work today. imo

Idk how they thought to have a stop on Michigan st for this light rail, but didn’t think to put one in for Sunrail . The lack of stations between the Amtrak station and Sand Lake station is baffling considering the growth of SoDo and the enclosed nature of the Orlando Regional station. I want to get a petition going for an infill  on Michigan, I think it would be a cost effective way to boost ridership.

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Now they just need to build that section from downtown to Sea World to complete this. If Universal would throw in some money so they can link their old parks with the new would be great.

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19 hours ago, WAJAS98 said:

I think a modified version of that route that acts as an east-west route through downtown would work very well.  It would go west from downtown to Parramore and Metrowest and eventually follow the proposed route south of John Young Parkway.

Thats a little neglectful of the heaviest Lynx route. That proposed route through RIo Grande was splendid. That 32839/32805 zip codes carry tons of passengers commuting to I Drive area. That originally route isn't as neglectful as what you propose.

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