(1) The Department of Transportation shall contact each railroad company operating in this state and express the department’s interest in acquiring rail corridors and shall request notification as specified in 49 C.F.R. s. 1152.22(a)(6).
(2) The department shall maintain a map of the rail system in this state.
(3) The department shall control or prohibit ingress to and egress from or through all rail transportation corridors under the department’s jurisdiction.
(4) The department shall, as part of the rail planning responsibilities under s. 341.302(3), identify and evaluate the potential for transportation uses for both operating rail corridors and corridors in which service has been discontinued. If the corridors evaluated have a transportation use potential, the department may purchase, manage, and maintain the corridor subject to appropriation by the Legislature. The movement of people and goods to and from Florida seaports and airports shall be considered a transportation use. All rail transportation corridors in which service has been discontinued or in which service is scheduled for discontinuance shall be reported by the department to the Department of Environmental Protection as specified in s. 260.0161.