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Will New Commuter Railroad In Central Florida Be Covered By Railroad Retirement?
(Posted March 28, 2013)
Question 993: I have 20 years in railroad retirement and am 40 years old. I'm considering working for a new railroad (Sunrail in Orlando) that might not pay into Railroad Retirement. If it doesn't, how would this effect my retirement age and ending benefits for me and my spouse? Would it break my Current Connection? And thank you, for the good work you do!
Answer: It is very likely that Sunrail will be covered by Railroad Retirement when it begins operations in 2014. Commuter railroads throughout the United States are generally part of the system. The fact that CSX and Amtrak will share the line makes Sunrail part of a standard railroad system.
The Railroad Retirement Board will make a coverage decision before Sunrail begins operations. The RRB posts it's coverage decisions on it's web site
You can check the site frequently to see if a coverage decision has been made.
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