Orlando International Airport Expands to Connect Air, Rail Travel
February 17, 2014 | WMFE Orlando - Orlando International Airport is expanding to connect air with rail travel. Gov. Rick Scott on Monday joined with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to announce state funding for a new intermodal complex.
[Photo: Gov. Rick Scott is joined by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and other leaders for the announcement. Photo by Amy Green]
The complex will connect the airport with All Aboard Florida, the rail line under development between Orlando and Miami.
It also will accommodate car, bus and shuttle transportation. Eventually it's expected to connect with SunRail.
"It will be the only facility in the United States with the capacity to support air travel, ground transportation and rail."
Scott is calling for $213 million dollars in state funding for the complex.
It's part of a $1 billion expansion at the airport.