SunRail reveals future expansion plans in Central Florida

Transportation leaders consider service to Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, Fla. – SunRail officials are considering expanding service to Orlando International Airport.

Officials with the Florida Department of Transportation tell Local 6 the goal is to potentially offer service to the airport by 2020.

Transportation leaders confirm they will spend $5 million studying the proposal.

Steve Olson, a spokesperson for FDOT, says 2020 is the goal but the timetable may change due to the project's size and complexity.

SunRail service launched this spring in Central Florida.

The train system currently makes 12 stops during its 31.5-mile route, starting in DeBary and ending at the Sand Lake Road location in Orlando. In between, stops are in Sanford, Lake Mary, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Maitland, Winter Park and Orlando, which has four stations.

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