An act relating to the Department of Transportation;
requiring the department to conduct a study of
transportation alternatives for the Interstate 95
corridor; providing an effective date.
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
Section 1. The Department of Transportation, in
consultation with the Department of Law Enforcement, the Division
of Emergency Management of the Department of Community Affairs,
and the Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development, shall
complete a study of transportation alternatives for the travel
corridor parallel to Interstate 95 which takes into account the
transportation, emergency management, homeland security, and
economic development needs of the state. The report must include
identification of cost-effective measures that may be implemented
to alleviate congestion on Interstate 95, facilitate emergency
and security responses, and foster economic development. The
Department of Transportation shall send the report to the
Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House
of Representatives, and each affected metropolitan planning
organization by June 30, 2009.
Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2008.