Florida based Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline Trains, is currently operating a train from West Palm Beach, FL to Miami, FL with agreements to expand it to Orlando providing a high speed rail route from the Orlando International Airport to Miami. Now the company is… Read More »Future High Speed Rail between Orlando and Tampa to stop at Walt Disney World
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Florida governor Rick Scott (R) has rejected the federal money to build the high speed rail between Orlando and Tampa (with stops at Walt Disney World and other locations of interest to tourists), effectively killing the project. Do you think this will suppress traffic to… Read More »High Speed Rail cancelled in Florida
Disney’s Magical Express will celebrate it’s 10 millionth passenger today. The family gets a private coach and a gift basket from the mouse. That’s a pretty huge chunk of visitors coming to Walt Disney World, but it’s still a fraction of the 100+ million visitors… Read More »What affect will High Speed Rail have on Walt Disney World?
Walt Disney, I think everyone can agree, was a visionary. His desire to see an America connected by a series of high speed trains, monorails, and people mover systems was given proof of concept by his theme park experiments and plans for the City of… Read More »Orlando Mass Transit Map is Murky
President Obama mentioned the high speed rail project that will run from Tampa to the Orlando International Airport in the State Of The Union tonight. The project will get about 50% of the funding it needs from the federal stimulus package, with the rest, it’s… Read More »Florida’s High Speed Rail to stop at Disney World
The Orlando Sentinel has a look at how far Disney might go to support High Speed Rail in Central Florida. They question if Disney would be willing to give up it’s free Disney’s Magical Express service, the first step in WDW’s attempt to make each… Read More »Disney World vs High Speed Rail
When the Obama administration announced there was $8 billion in the stimulus package for funding High Speed Rail projects, there was good reason to hope that Central Florida would be receive part of that funding. Now that hope has been given a shot in the… Read More »Disney World signs on to High Speed Rail
I saw a great headline that the much needed Maglev line between Anaheim’s resort district and the Las Vegas area had received federal funding to get started on the first phase. It was only $45 million toward a potential $12 billion project, but it was… Read More »Disneyland to Vegas Maglev Receives Funding, or does it?