|Published:||Oct 03, 2013 4:12 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 03, 2013 4:12 PM EDT|
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The board that governs the Orlando International Airport has reached a deal with a private company that could make an intercity passenger rail between Orlando and Miami one step closer.
The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority reached an agreement with All Aboard Florida to put a station at the airport.
The agreement also gives the private company funding the rail line an easement to lay down track on airport property.
The $1.5 billion project is being privately financed and could bring passenger rail between Orlando and Miami in 2015.
The rail plans to have stops in the downtowns of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
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