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The Future Of Passenger Rail On The First Coast

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

As rail transportation grows in popularity throughout Florida, what are the prospects for passenger rail on the First Coast?The proposed First Coast Commuter Rail system is in its early stages, and with projects like SunRail and All Aboard Florida moving ahead, it appears rail transportation may be the next wave for travel across the Sunshine State.

Brad Thoburn, vice president of long range planning and system development at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) joined Karen Feagins for more on the future of passenger rail in Northeast Florida.

You can follow Karen Feagins on Twitter @karenfeagins.

Karen found her home in public broadcasting after working for several years as a commercial television reporter. She joinedWJCTin 2005 as the host of 89.9 FM’s Morning Edition and has held many different roles at the station in both radio and television. She has written and produced documentaries includingBeluthahatchee: The Legacy of Stetson Kennedy and Jacksonville Beach: Against the Tide and directed the oral history project, Voices of the First Coast.