Florida East Coast Industries, a Coral Gables-based railroad and real estate company, is planning on bringing a new passenger rail service to Florida. The cost? $1 billion. The company says they can do it without any public subsidy.

Their plan is to provide a 16-19 trains a day to/from Miami/Orlando. A one way trip from Miami to Orlando will be about $100 and take about 3 hours. Construction is begin in 2013 and service available in 2015.

bizgrrl's picture

But, but, but, can you bring

But, but, but, can you bring pigs, chickens, and dogs? :)

EconGal's picture

Amtrak to NYC

I suppose i should just use my Amtrak app, but do I understand that your wife is taking an overnight route to NY? I LOVE Amtrak and prefer the overnight routes, as well. But I usually take a day train from Raleigh.

When going west I take the overnight from Ashland, KY to Chicago (on the Viewliner...taller, but no sightseeing car.) Then board one of the Superliners to California.

But overnight to NYC? Please; do tell!

ArtWagner's picture

Overnight to NYC

I took the Crescent once from Charlotte to Penn Station. It was a joy. The only real downside (and it was still a fun adventure) was the 2 am departure in Charlotte. Other than that, passenger rail is so convenient and comfortable, why would anyone endure the agony and expense of air travel these days for <500 miles? Higher speeds would change everything!

ArtWagner's picture


A sleeper for $288 roundtrip? Isn't the sleeper one way $250?

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