Train Talk Blog

Jul 01, 2015

What Makes All Aboard Florida Unique?

Here in Florida

All Aboard Florida Map

Fortunately, All Aboard Florida’s extensive and detailed plans heed popular advice for a successful rail system: provide a cohesive public transportation solution. The train stations at each of the four stopping points along the All Aboard Florida route (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Orlando) will be within close proximity to shopping, restaurants, hotels and attractions via additional means of public transportation. The All Aboard Florida Miami – Orlando – Miami route falls within the findings from a study done by Petra Todorovich and Yoav Hagler’s in regards to “corridors of approximately 100 – 600 miles in length…”

While many train-sets (trains and tracks) around the world are funded by government financing, All Aboard Florida is a privately-owned-and-operated company that is financed through a mix of debt and equity; no grants or ongoing taxpayer subsidies are required. In fact, All Aboard Florida is expected to have a $6.4 billion direct impact on Florida’s economy over the next eight years, and generate $653 million in federal, state and local government tax revenue through 2021.

The debut of All Aboard Florida sets a terrific example of express inter-city rail and a new way in public transportation in Florida, and is a thought leader for the rest of the United States and even the world.

Learn more about some of the other countries in the world who are using trains as a popular means of public transportation.