Brevard County is served by Florida East Coast Railway providing freight connections to the Port of Miami and to Jacksonville where they link with CSX and Norfolk Southern to reach the entire country. The SCTPO is also working with the community to identify locations for future passenger rail stations in Brevard.
All Aboard Florida (AAF) is a private high speed passenger rail line being developed by Florida East Coast Industries, LLC (FECI) that will connect Miami to Orlando. This first phase of the project has stations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and at the Orlando International Airport (OIA). The rail line travels along the existing Florida East Coast (FEC) rail corridor to Cocoa before running along the SR 528 corridor to connect to OIA.
The Space Coast TPO and the Canaveral Port Authority recognize that this significant regional rail investment is transformative for the State, providing additional travel options to Florida residents and visitors, as well as associated economic development benefits. As such, the two organizations are partnering to leverage this investment to benefit Brevard County, and proactively position Brevard for a future station along the corridor.
Efforts are underway to identify and evaluate a potential additional station in Brevard County as AAF considers future expansion. AAF has agreed to evaluate a potential station in Brevard, and will conduct a ridership analysis based on a recommended station site as a result of a study that Space Coast TPO and Canaveral Port Authority are conducting.
Approved Resolution – March 10, 2016
Passenger Rail Station Location Study PowerPoint
Passenger Rail Station Location Map
All Aboard Florida (AAF) Route SR528 – Cocoa
Passenger Rail Station Location Study
In addition, the Canaveral Port Authority plans to file a request with the Surface Transportation Board for authority to construct and operate approximately 11 miles of new rail line to Port Canaveral. Learn more by visiting their Project Website.