With the launch of SunRail this week, I think back to 1999, when Central Florida lost out on its first chance for rail transit when federal funding went to other cities. Many thought that rail transit in Orlando was an impossible goal.
Thanks to the determination of our residents, business community and civic partners, we did what seemed impossible and got behind SunRail, a commuter line that would boost our economy and give us more transit options.
Today SunRail is a reality and its launch is the beginning of a whole new era of transit. The commuter line has created jobs, inspired development and laid the foundation for enhanced public transit across our region.
You will have the opportunity to ride SunRail for free from May 1 through May 16. I encourage you to utilize SunRail and experience its comfort, ease and cost savings.
SunRail is an exciting part of our great City that is positioned to get better every day.