New passenger rail operations manager for SunRail
The Florida Department of Transportation, District 5, has appointed Edward Connolly as the new Passenger Rail Operations Manager for SunRail.
SunRail is the commuter rail service in the Central Florida Rail Corridor that will begin passenger service between DeBary and Orlando in May 2014.
Mr. Connolly has more than 30 years of railroad experience in the United States and around the world. Mr. Connolly has expertise in start up, risk assessment and commissioning of railroads. He has directed and managed high performance teams on his past projects including assignments with San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, RailTrack Rail Program (London), and TriRail (South Florida).
Mr. Connolly will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Central Florida Rail Corridor. He will serve as the primary link between the FDOT, our various rail contractors, tenant railroads like CSX and Amtrak, as well as the rail regulatory agencies. He will ensure the maintenance of a high standard of customer relations with all users of SunRail, and will help SunRail become a success when it launches passenger operations next spring.
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