SunRail sees 40% rider increase since 2021 as funding concerns loom

ORLANDO, Fla. — Will SunRail expand? Leaders met this week to discuss expansion opportunities.

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SunRail officials reported a 40% increase in riders from 2021.

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Other items on the agenda included maintenance and plans to transition to local control and operations.

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During the meeting, leaders from Seminole and Osceola counties expressed their concerns with funding.

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“Anything we do differently, we’re going to have to come to consensus on,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “I can’t predict what the funding models might be, but I would envision that they’d be very different than the existing models might be. But we’re just at the first couple steps.”

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The next meeting for SunRail is scheduled for Aug. 4.

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