JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Hundreds of miles of Florida's coast could soon be more accessible and today Jacksonville residents will get a chance to see the proposed changes for themselves.
The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing today on its Five Year Work Plan for 2012-2017.
The proposal includes a $100 million allocation for a "rail capacity project" in 2014, according to the FDOT website. It also lists $18 million in upgrades to the Florida East Coast Railway, which is an existing commercial rail line that runs 351 miles from Jacksonville to Miami.
The money would reportedly add stops along that route for Amtrak passengers, including stations in St. Augustine and Daytona Beach.
Transportation planners on the First Coast do not have any details yet about the possible upgrades.