William Beem

William Beem is a native of Orlando, Florida. He's lived and worked in the area all of his life and watched the city change many times.

Commuter Rail

Commuter Rail approved

For the last 20 years, I’ve heard stories about commuter rail coming to Orlando. One group wanted it, another one didn’t. Everyone wanted the federal government to pay for it. Sometimes the money appeared forthcoming, and then people couldn’t meet the deadlines to get the grant. One plan called for the rail to travel between lanes of Interstate 4.