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Did mayor say enough about SunRail?


Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, who chairs the panel of elected officials who oversee SunRail, delivered his State of Downtown speech on Thursday. In his talk he mentioned SunRail. Read his comments and tell us what else you wish he said about our train service.
“If you look at the lineup of these Downtown businesses and restaurants, they are huddled along our LYMMO and SunRail lines. Flanked by Florida Hospital to the North and Orlando Health to the South, the SunRail stations and Downtown LYMMO are fueling growth with three-quarters of a billion dollars of transit-oriented development.
The newest project, Crescent Central Station, set to open in just a few weeks, is the first phase of a mixed-use development with direct connections to all of our transportation options including biking and walking.
In the past year more than 3,000 users have traveled 20,000 miles across our City on our Juice Bike Share, which will be expanding with eight new stations for a total of 25. And we’re getting ready to launch a brand new carshare vendor which will make it even more convenient to rent cars by the hour.
We continue to make it easier to get around resulting in a vibrant and thriving downtown filled with pedestrians. Pedestrians who spend more time in our businesses and continue to make Downtown a more desirable place to visit, live, work or open a business.
Just ask Lanell Davis who takes SunRail every day from DeBary to Downtown. She is excited about SunRail because she doesn’t have to sit in traffic to get to work. She says SunRail saves her time and provides flexibility, it allows her to work out after work, and she also admits to taking advantage of a happy hour or two. And when her son Damian is home from serving our country in South Korea, he is able to come Downtown and take SunRail home with his mom.”