ORLANDO, Fla. - In less than 90 days, SunRail will be up and running in Orlando, but 9 Investigates found information in Spanish is hard to come by.
Nearly a quarter of the population is Hispanic, so Channel 9's Nancy Alvarez asked officials how they plan to get the information to those residents.
Lynx rider Diego Morales told Alvarez he relies on public transportation but didn't even know about SunRail coming to the area.
Morales said he hasn’t seen any maps or train schedules in his predominantly Hispanic neighborhood.
"I haven't seen anything," he said.
It's a major concern for Luiz Martinez, the director of multicultural affairs for the city. Martinez said he has stepped up to help SunRail connect with Hispanics.
"Hispanics are moving to central Florida. It is a wake-up call," he said.
Channel 9 found SunRail's English website is packed with information. A Spanish version isn’t up, but there is a page directing Spanish-speaking residents to an office in downtown Orlando. There, a brochure can be downloaded or residents can have one mailed to them.
SunRail spokesman Steve Olson is working hard on more outreach and making sure the SunRail experience is bilingual.
Olson told Channel 9 ticket vending machines and brochures and other information will be in Spanish and ready for commuters when the train starts moving May 1.
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