SunRail's future was on display Monday as the cab car and the system's rail yard and operations center were revealed to local leaders and the media. The first of 20 cab cars and coaches to be delivered to Central Florida was the center of attention on Monday.
County Commission and Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission Chairman Frank Attkisson sees the advantages for in helping locals get to jobs in the region and for giving Osceola more reach when talking to companies about the available workforce.
"This allows for a totally different approach. It's huge on the economic development front. Now, a potential employer will be able to look at a workforce coming from as far as 50 or 60 miles away," Attkisson said.
A double-decker with that offers free Wi-Fi and has electrical outlets for laptops, it also has plenty of space for people who need to stand if the seats are all taken, as well as room for bicycles. The top floor has tables for people who want to work, while the bottom is equipped for the disabled. It has a blue color scheme with yellow highlights to mimic rays of the sun. Ten locomotives also are on order.
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