KISSIMMEE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A planned SunRail station in Osceola County is getting a big boost with several upgrades and it's all expected to be financed with money contributed from Kissimmee-based Tupperware Brands Corporation.
The SunRail station will be called the Tupperware Station and will be located right off of Orange Blossom Trail, within a mile of Tupperware's headquarters and behind an old shopping center. Tupperware is adding an extra $120,000 for upgrades to the station designed by the Florida Department of Transportation, in exchange for naming rights.
"I'm delighted," said Congressman Alan Grayson, D-Orlando. "Tupperware has shown that it is a good corporate citizen, and beyond that Tupperware is trying to create a better experience for the people that are going to be using that station."
The station will have flag poles that mimic what you see at the corporate headquarters for Tupperware, but there will now be improved lighting and landscaping. "They are helping to develop the land around it, and I am very pleased to say that what they are doing is helping to make the entire project a success," Grayon added.
Other existing and new stations have used local tax dollars for similar improvements. SunRail's Phase II south line is expected to open in 2017, with stops at Meadow Woods, Tupperware, Downtown Kissimmee, and Poinciana.