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Old Posted Mar 21, 2013, 10:44 AM
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An update on the OIA's attempt to fund a train station and garage on their property for AAF.

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OIA drops terminal for now, still wants train depot

By Dan Tracy, Orlando Sentinel

Orlando International Airport officials are backing away from building a new southern terminal, but they still want a $470 million monorail and parking garage for a train depot — despite opposition from the major airlines.

Airport Chairman Frank Kruppenbacher said the train station is too important to the region's economy to be scuttled. The monorail and 3,500-space garage would link to a depot paid for by the All Aboard Florida train that would run between South Florida and the airport.

"If somebody can show me it's a mistake, I'm always willing to listen to it. But so far I've not heard anything other than economic opportunity associated with that [train station] and an improvement of our airport operations," Kruppenbacher said in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel.
full article: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...,2820400.story
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Seems like Orlando's the holdup for AAF.
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http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/2...of-at-new.html

Fix for design goof at new Miami airport central train station to cost millions, delay opening

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State transportation officials trying to fix a critical engineering snafu at the new train station under construction at Miami International Airport’s $2 billion transportation hub have backed off the cheapest fix: closing off Northwest 25th Street. But they must now choose from a menu of alternatives that are all substantially more complex, costly and time-consuming.

The bottom line, engineers for the Florida Department of Transportation told members of the Metropolitan Planning Organization on Thursday: correcting the mistake could now cost up to tens of millions of dollars. A source familiar with the project said that could also delay opening of the $88 million Miami Central Station by as much as a year, or to early 2015.
Guess, they won't be open for this year. They pushback to early 2015. They want to reconstruction new MIA central airport station.
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Old Posted May 24, 2013, 5:44 AM
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Fix for design goof at new Miami airport central train station to cost millions, delay opening
Miami's airport central stations has nothing what-so-ever to do with FEC!
Why did you include this bit of news in this topic? Wouldn't this bit of news be more appropriate with the "Miami: MetroRail expansion to the airport begins construction" thread?
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 9:19 PM
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The FEC project appears to be stimulating TOD talk in Downtown Miami already. From the Metro Jacksonville discussion boards:

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The Miami Herald is reporting that MDM development is pushing forward with the new Miami Convention Center and a 1800 room Marriott hotel.



Highly noted is the impetus MDM got when they saw that FECI was developing their Miami train station for All Aboard Florida, which is across the street from the MDM 4 block parcel. Also noted is that this development will have direct pedestrian access to the new AAF station.

The convention center and hotel would be linked directly to the train station and the Overtown Metrorail station through sky bridges

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/1...on-center.html

The YouTube video of the development prominently shows the planned Miami AAF station and tower.

http://youtu.be/Aui9oP-IE9o

How related the two developments are could be debated, but it does show how investment in a urban transit center can trigger investment in nearby properties.
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MiamiToday reports that a recent Miami Chmaber of Commerce meeting where members say the new AAF station has become a catalyst to redevelop the west side. They believe that the new station will "transform" west all the way to I-95.

Rail depot, condos to propel west side

http://www.miamitodaynews.com/news/130606/story6.shtml
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2013, 8:33 AM
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The hotel design looks great and glad their will be skybridges connecting the All Aboard Florida train station & this convention center. My issue is that the MDM company were the one was that were supposed to develop the MET 3 Highrise that was going to be Miami's tallest and that project fell through.
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This project is still moving forward. I've also been informed that after the Orlando-Miami link comes on-line, studies will start on connecting that line to Jacksonville. Evidently, their development arm is interesting in several downtown Jax properties around the old rail terminal.

State, All Aboard Florida sign deal for Miami-to-Orlando train

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A train that would link Orlando to Miami has taken a giant step closer to becoming reality.

The builders of All Aboard Florida reached an agreement with the state to lay tracks on land along the BeachLine Expressway.

The deal struck by All Aboard Florida and the Florida Department of Transportation likely will be copied this morning by Orlando's main road building agency, which also owns part of the BeachLine.

If the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority signs off, that would leave All Aboard Florida needing only the approval of its final destination, Orlando International Airport, to complete its route through Central Florida.

Airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said representatives of the railroad would be meeting with Orlando International officials on Friday to talk about a pact. She would not say how close the sides were to an agreement.
full article: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...,5236088.story
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This project is still moving forward. I've also been informed that after the Orlando-Miami link comes on-line, studies will start on connecting that line to Jacksonville. Evidently, their development arm is interesting in several downtown Jax properties around the old rail terminal.

State, All Aboard Florida sign deal for Miami-to-Orlando train



full article: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...,5236088.story
Thanks for posting this, Lakelander.

According to late updates in the Sentinel, the Expressway Authority also signed off on the deal.
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Miami-Orlando train plans gain steam
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/2...lans-gain.html
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Managers of the project to operate a premium Miami-Orlando passenger train service say they are close to putting out bids to design the railroad corridor stretching from downtown Miami to the Orlando International Airport.

“We will be awarding design packages for the West Palm Beach to Miami segment August or September,” Husein Cumber, executive vice president for corporate development for Florida East Coast Industries, told a meeting Thursday in Coral Gables of the Florida Transportation Commission.

After the meeting, Cumber went further and said the design packages are for the Miami-Orlando corridor.

“The design and engineering packages we plan to release are for varying segments of the 240-mile corridor,” Cumber said later. “We anticipate beginning construction on the rail infrastructure between Miami and West Palm Beach by the end of this year.”
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what about the Orlando airport station ??
any new news.......
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All Aboard Florida Seeks Downtown Miami train Hub

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/2...-downtown.html

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Managers for All Aboard Florida, the project to build an Orlando-to-Miami passenger train service, are about to begin negotiations with Miami’s Community Redevelopment Agency to acquire two parcels in downtown Miami as part of the plan to build a massive train station and transportation hub downtown.
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new news

the Florida Trend has new news !!!
excellent stuff about All Aboard
also SunRail and The Wave........
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the Florida Trend has new news !!!
excellent stuff about All Aboard
also SunRail and The Wave........
A link might help...
Ticket to ride on FECI's 'All Aboard Florida'
http://www.floridatrend.com/article/...aboard-florida

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FECI leaders thought FECI should look into it. In 2012, the company launched ridership studies. An initial draft by Morristown, N.J.-based consulting firm Louis Berger Group reported that after a three-year ramp-up to get travelers accustomed to the service, All Aboard would draw 3.29 million riders a year, generating $145 million in revenue, and would grow ridership at 1.3% per year, keeping pace with overall growth in the travel market. More recent estimates put no ceiling on ridership, estimating a market of 50 million trips each year for which All Aboard Florida can compete — trips beginning and ending near a proposed station. About 75% of the train's projected ridership is leisure travelers, with the remaining 25% business travelers.
And info on the local projects
Snapshot: Local Rail in Florida
http://www.floridatrend.com/article/...ail-in-florida
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Megaproject Revealed: All Aboard Florida's elevated grand central station
http://exmiami.org/index.php/aboard-...-office-space/
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^ this is going to be a massive boon to the west side of downtown Miami. It's going to be crazy seeing a passenger train pull into a station 40+ feet above the ground!
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If the FEC is working with SOM for the development of the train station, I have no qualms about how the end result will be: stunning!
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Orlando airport is a go go
as of Oct 2nd

anybody got any pics/plans of the new
airport train station?????
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Orlando airport is a go go
as of Oct 2nd

anybody got any pics/plans of the new
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Do you have a official release?
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More AAF news. Tampa is worried that the second phase will be to Jax instead of them. Looking at this logically, they are probably right. FEC already owns existing track to Jax. It's much cheaper and quicker to add passenger trains on it than building something new down the middle of I-4 (I can't imagine CSX allowing them on their line).

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Tampa wants All Aboard Florida rails to run its way

TAMPA — Tampa lost a chance to enhance travel and economic development links with Orlando when Gov. Rick Scott in 2011 declined $2.4 billion in federal funding to build the first leg of a high-speed rail project between the two cities, with later plans to reach Miami.

Some residents and officials accepted news last year of a privately funded, conventional passenger train proposal between Miami and Orlando as consolation of sorts, because All Aboard Florida officials indicated their project eventually could be extended to Tampa.

But recently, Tampa Bay area business and elected officials report hearing some disconcerting buzz .

While plans for the new Miami-Orlando trains are on target to begin service in late 2015, local officials worry a second phase of the project could bypass Tampa for an Orlando-Jacksonville route.
full article: http://tbo.com/news/business/tampa-w...-way-20131003/
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Do you have a official release?
Here you go!

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All Aboard Florida to have big impact on Orlando

The 17-month journey for the $1.5 billion Orlando-to-Miami passenger rail to get the blessings of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority is finally over.

The authority on Oct. 2 approved three deals with the Coral Gables-based All Aboard Florida intercity rail system: rail line easement, intermodal station premises agreement and a lease for a new 80-acre vehicle maintenance facility south of the airport.

The last deal would create more than 100 high-skill, high-wage jobs in the region
full article: http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/n...rida-will.html
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