Getting SunRail connected to Orlando International Airport offers great potential for the commuter train, assuming a recent study is correct.
A study conducted by a SunRail consultant shows that 25 percent of the people currently using Orlando International Airport are headed by destinations served by SunRail.
The study goes on to note that today 40 percent of airport passengers use rental cars; 23 percent use shuttles and taxis; 17 percent park at the airport; 15 percent are dropped off, and less than 1 percent use public transit.
It is anticipated that SunRail will connect to the airport by 2020, and officials have said that the train will need to be running on weekends by 2020. We certainly hope it won’t take that long to get 7-day service!