Volusia County seeks more involvement in decision about SunRail/Brightline’s Orlando corridor

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The Volusia County Council on May 3 unanimously approved sending a letter to the Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission asking for more involvement in discussion of the proposed SunRail/Brightline corridor.

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The proposal in question -- which included input from the city of Orlando, Orange County, Universal and other stakeholders -- would allow commuter rail system SunRail to operate daily and share a corridor with Brightline in the International Drive area along State Road 528.

SunRail could connect with Orlando International Airport, the Orange County Convention Center and Walt Disney World, while Brightline would lease the route and connect to Tampa.

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In the letter, Volusia County Council members plan to voice their concerns tied to the discussion of the route, which has not gone before the rail commission.

The rail commission -- a governing board for SunRail of which Volusia County is a member -- is set to meet May 5 and will have a workshop discussion on the potential expansion.

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