Posted February 20, 2013 by lesko in Don't Miss
 
 

High Speed Train Miami to Orlando Coming!

All-Aboard-Florida-Infographic_1

 All Aboard Florida!

September 11, 2014

Today it was announced that Siemens has been selected to build the locomotives and passenger coaches for the All Aboard Florida passenger rail project that will connect South and Central Florida.  All Aboard Florida and Siemens have been working together extensively on the development and design of the passenger rail cars that will transport millions of tourists, leisure and business travelers along Florida’s east coast.

****

Awesome economic impact and employment for the future of Florida!

 All Aboard Florida will have significant economic benefits on the state according to the findings from the comprehensive economic impact study released today. With more than $6 billion in positive economic impact for the state over the next eight years, study findings indicate that the highly-anticipated project will serve as an engine for growth and prosperity for Florida cities and local governments.  
 
The study – conducted by The Washington Economics Group (WEB) – also revealed the project will add nearly $3.5 billion in GDP to the state of Florida’s economy, in addition to an estimated $2 billion in labor income and more than $600 million in tax revenues for Federal, State and Local Governments through 2021. Additionally, the project is expected to create more than 10,000 construction jobs on average per year during rail-line construction set to begin mid-2014 through mid-2016.

FLL_Press_Release_small

FORT LAUDERDALE STATION LOCATION

 

FECI’s Highly Anticipated Intercity Passenger Rail
Station Location to Spur Economic Development

Coral Gables, FL (November 22, 2013) – All Aboard Florida, the highly anticipated passenger rail
line, announced today plans to develop its Fort Lauderdale station on parcels of land adjacent to
the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) corridor on NW 2nd Avenue, between Broward Boulevard
and NW 4th Street. Located in the northern portion of downtown Fort Lauderdale, the station will
catalyze growth, spur job creation and stimulate underutilized areas.

Planning and design is underway for the Fort Lauderdale station – one of four planned along the
All Aboard Florida route. The station development will include a multi-story lobby which will
accommodate ticketing and luggage handling. The lobby will connect to an elevated passenger
lounge with comfortable seating and food and beverage offerings for customers. The facility will
also accommodate other transportation systems so passengers can conveniently reach their end
destinations. The selected station location was chosen to provide convenient connections to the
Sun Trolley, Broward County Transit system and the future Wave Streetcar.

This is very exciting news for Fort Lauderdale, as we will be a designated stop on the Miami to Orlando route! Just imagine not having to drive to Orlando for theme parks or college visits! Think about all the tourism that will fly into South Florida to visit other destinations! How about lunch date or business meeting in Miami or Palm Beach? Think about sporting events and concerts? It’s endless! Fort Lauderdale Online is thrilled about this!

Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) is developing a privately owned, operated and maintained intercity passenger rail service that will be a solution for millions of Floridians and tourists. It is expected to be operating in 2014.  This bold passenger rail initiative is called All Aboard Florida!! 

503eb1cc49029.image

October 2013 Update!      Scroll Down For Lots More Info!!

All Aboard Florida Continues to Move Forward…

 

Since our public meetings this summer, All Aboard Florida has made significant progress.  In July, we finalized a lease agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation to lease a portion of right-of-way along the State Road 528 corridor. We are now focused on finalizing the agreement with Orlando International Airport, the site for our Orlando terminal, as well as making some modifications to an initial lease agreement with the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. We expect both of these agreements to be completed soon.On September 13, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx made a special trip to Fort Lauderdale to join several members of Florida’s Congressional delegation to award the South Florida Freight and Passenger Rail Enhancement Project a $13.75 million grant. The grant marks a notable upgrade in South Florida rail travel by linking the two major rail corridors, the South Florida Rail Corridor and the Florida East Coast Railway. This would result in greater connectivity – which is an important step to developing a comprehensive transportation solution that includes freight, commuter and intercity passenger rail service in South Florida! You can read more about the grant in this Sun Sentinel article.Station planning and design is underway. In addition to the 9 acres in downtown Miami, we plan to develop an additional two acres in Historic Overtown. The Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board approved our team to develop a block of land just west of the property we own. The next step is for the Miami-Dade County Commission to approve the CRA transaction. As the South Florida Business Journal reported, these parcels will be integral to our overall transit hub and the future location of AAF’s headquarters.What’s Next…
We are on track to share several exciting milestones by the end of 2013, including our rolling stock manufacturer and new members of our senior management team. In December, we will host another series of public meetings as part of our environmental process that’s currently underway. We also plan to announce the Fort Lauderdale station site soon and break ground on the rail infrastructure by the end of this year. The momentum continues to build, and we look forward to seeing our supporters at meetings, events and out and about in the community!
Thank you,All Aboard Florida TeamPlease visit our website for more information and share this email with interested parties so they can receive updates from All Aboard Florida. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Below are a few of the FAQ’s provided on their website

What is the route?  The All Aboard Florida passenger rail project will connect South Florida to Orlando through a 230-mile route combining 200 miles of existing tracks between Miami and Cocoa and the creation of approximately 30 miles of new track to complete the route to Orlando.  Eventually the system could be expanded with connections to Tampa and Jacksonville

Where are the stops?  Exact station locations for All Aboard Florida are still being determined, but the route will include stations in Miami and Orlando, with intermediate stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach; all will provide access to international airports, seaports, and existing and future transit systems.

How long will it take to get from South Florida–Orlando?     All Aboard Florida will get passengers between Orlando and South Florida in approximately three hours.

What amenities will be available on this passenger rail service?
All Aboard Florida will offer a full range of premium amenities and services, including:

  • Wi-Fi internet service
  • Gourmet meals and beverage service
  • Comfortable seating
  • Reserved business- and coach-service seating
  • Luggage accommodations
  • Online reservations

Visit the Official Website Florida East Coast Industries and find out more!