Here’s how Sunshine Corridor may help fund current SunRail operations

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A Universal Orlando executive who supports the proposed Sunshine Corridor says it could subsidize the existing SunRail train operations.

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John McReynolds, senior vice president of external affairs at Universal Orlando Resort, said during a March 14 Seminole County Commission meeting that the proposed 17-mile rail corridor shared by Orlando commuter rail system SunRail and Miami-based intercity train Brightline likely would boost ridership and provide funds for the existing operation of SunRail. “In this case, we may be sitting on the No. 1 corridor in the country to subsidize the system.”

The corridor would allow Brightline to connect with Tampa while also providing shared stops for both rail services at the Orange County Convention Center, South International Drive and Orlando International Airport. SunRail would have a transfer station to its existing corridor along Interstate 4.

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