Today I joined with District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan and Orlando Health to celebrate the completion of the renovation of our historic Amtrak Station. Built in 1926, the Amtrak station continues to be a major transportation hub for our region, serving approximately 160,550 passengers a year.
This project not only restored and preserved the historic heritage of the building, but also helped us to improve accessibility to the building for our residents and visitors and increased connectivity with the SunRail station located here near the Orlando Health campus in Downtown Orlando.
By making investments and improvements to our current infrastructure, through projects like this Amtrak restoration project, we are able to connect our community to a variety of affordable alternatives to using a car and increase access to jobs and opportunity, promote active lifestyles and reduce our impact on the environment. This project allowed us to improve our transportation infrastructure while also preserving and recognizing our past.
To learn more about the City’s efforts in keeping Orlando moving and our focus on providing multi-modal forms of transportation, click here.
– Buddy Dyer, Mayor