The idea of commuter rail barely gets lip service in metro Atlanta, but Florida has just opened another new line, this one serving metro Orlando. Today, a supporter trumpets the economic development that has accompanied the SunRail project, as well as the promise of relieving congestion along I-4. A Florida State University professor writes about the high costs of construction and operations, and how metro Atlanta's density doesn't merit this transportation option.
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- New rail gives Florida economic edge by Mark Wilson
- Project won't reduce road congestion by Samuel R. Staley
- Facts and figures by Tom Sabulis
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