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Unread 03-30-2012, 12:07 AM
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We also have to keep in mind that our personal preferences are car-centric Floridians is not necessarily the preference of our visitors. Having worked in tourism industry and living here in Orlando I can say most foreign tourist prefer not to drive here. And for good and various reasons, driving on the other side of the road, inability to understand road signs, unfamiliar with American driving patterns, etc. These visitors make up a large portion of visitors to both CFL and SFL. Obviously these tourists would take advantage of such a train. On top of that, many domestic tourists don't want drive long distances. Sure they rent cars, but not too many people are thrilled about driving long distances while on vacation, it's like working on your vacation. And what's to say private travel companies will not create final destination travel options for travelers using the train. Where there's money to be made, someone will fill that gap.
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Unread 03-30-2012, 01:00 PM
Location: Miami Beach, FL
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I hope something like this gets built. I can imagine tourists staying in Orlando for the week, mostly going to the theme parks, but wanting to take a day trip to Miami, but don't want to deal with rental car "extra charges" like the fee to "activate" a sunpass, tolls, parking issues. I personally know people who have visited Orlando, rented a car in Orlando, had the time, but did not come down to Miami just because of the hassle of driving the long distance. Also you've got conference-goers, who often don't rent a car because they stay in the area of the convention hotel and/or facilities. If you had business to travel to for just a day, you could just rent an hourly "zipcar" at the other end instead of dealing with the whole day rental, filling up the gas, the insurance, ect. Not to mention that if you live in Orlando, it would be a way to get to the beach for a day, without driving the whole way!
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