US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION

21st Century Transportation for America

 
FLORIDA HIGH SPEED RAIL - TAMPA TO ORLANDO

 
On June 22, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has begun the process to allow for private investment in a high-speed rail connection from Orlando to Tampa.

FDOT, on behalf of the State and the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is initiating an open, transparent procurement process for any private entities that are interested in leasing FDOT and CFX owned rights-of-way along Interstate 4 for privately funded passenger rail service.  Interested parties will have 120 days to submit proposals after the RFP is released.  Stayed tuned to this page for updates and developments on this signature high-speed rail project.

 
USHSR's Florida High Speed Rail Presentation Videos from 2010:



 


 


 


 
MORE VIDEOS ARE COMING ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

-Station Concepts
-Tampa Station Presentation
-Orlando Airport Station
-Disney/Osceola Station
-USF Polytech Station
-Lakeland Station
-Orange Co. Convention Center Station
-Preliminary Engineering
-Early Works Contracts
-Procurement and Financing
-Disadvantaged Business Enterpirse
-Right of Way/Permitting
-Rule of Particular Applicability

 
Here's why high speed rail is needed connecting Orlando, Tampa, & Miami...

 
 
Proposed Statewide System
 
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"The U.S. has among the worst passenger trains in the world, and we seek to be a big part of the solution to change that. This is a model that is commercialy viable, privately financeable, and can change the fabric of transportation in the country." -Wes Edens, Chairman, Fortress Investment Group (owner of Brightline)  More info

 
High Speed Rail is the fastest, most convenient & reliable form of transportation

 
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