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55 minutes ago, popsiclebrandon said:

Just flew out of Miami and took the train. They have a top notch intermodal hub. All rental cars are there as well as the different trains.

yep.  I believe that Tri-Rail goes there as well...The MIC...

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On 5/23/2022 at 3:17 PM, jrs2 said:

yep.  I believe that Tri-Rail goes there as well...The MIC...

Yes, it does. Infact, I've always found that even people who are super anti-train to use the train instead of parking at a major airport, they're often super receptive to it. It makes sense in every sense, airport parking is slow, expensive, and super annoying, with the luggage and all. Its a clear case where mass transit is just flat out better in most cases, and can definitely be a gateway to more transit.

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40 minutes ago, aent said:

Yes, it does. Infact, I've always found that even people who are super anti-train to use the train instead of parking at a major airport, they're often super receptive to it. It makes sense in every sense, airport parking is slow, expensive, and super annoying, with the luggage and all. Its a clear case where mass transit is just flat out better in most cases, and can definitely be a gateway to more transit.

yeah, I remember when they were developing the MIC; I was on that Miami forum at SkyscraperCity tracking all of those projects.  I saw it as a major boost to MIA when compared to the likes of O'Hare, Hartsfield, MCO, LAG, JFK, etc.  Miami is, at the end of the day, Florida's principal city, so all good things that improve Miami improve the clout of the State.

I know they are trying to get a TriRail extension from a couple miles north of there to go due east and dock at the BL station downtown except there are some dimensions issues with the trains fitting properly (which is the same issue for OIA with Sunrail using the BL platforms).

At that time I never thought in a million years they would ever build a, or, the Intermodal Station at MCO.  A lot happened to Orlando Transit from the mid 2000's on.  Orlando will never become the principal city in Florida based on size; that is for sure.  But, it's positioned strategically to be an integral link in the BL rail network.  And because of that, it will just increase it's competitiveness in the business arena.

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2 hours ago, jrs2 said:

Orlando will never become the principal city in Florida based on size; that is for sure.  But, it's positioned strategically to be an integral link in the BL rail network.  And because of that, it will just increase it's competitiveness in the business arena.

The Capitol should be moved from Tallahassee to Orlando but that's a topic for another day. 

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2 hours ago, cubanbread said:

The Capitol should be moved from Tallahassee to Orlando but that's a topic for another day. 

Gov. Claude Kirk tried but that dog wouldn’t hunt. He didn’t have a majority in the legislature. (Long before you know who Claude was a wealthy Yankee who moved to Palm Beach and acted outrageously. Floridians quickly tired of it and sent him packing after one term to be replaced by St. Reubin the Good).

Ironically, Ron DeSantis could likely pull it off (he’s from Central Florida albeit from the east coast) but he’s too busy running for president on the MAGA ticket and can’t be bothered.

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