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Criteria for assessment and recommendations.
Section 341.823, Florida Statutes 2007

341.823  Criteria for assessment and recommendations.--

(1)  The following criteria shall apply to the establishment of the high-speed rail system required by this act:

(a)  The system shall be capable of traveling speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour consisting of dedicated rails or guideways separated from motor vehicle traffic;

(b)  The initial segments of the system will be developed and operated between the St. Petersburg area, the Tampa area, and the Orlando area, with future service to the Miami area;

(c)  The authority is to develop a program that uses, to the maximum extent feasible, nongovernmental sources of funding for the design, construction, maintenance, operation, and financing of the system;

(2)  The authority shall establish requirements concerning:

(a)  The format and types of information that must be included in a financial or business plan for the high-speed rail system, and the authority may develop that financial or business plan;

(b)  The preferred routes between the cities and urban areas designated in accordance with s. 341.8203;

(c)  The preferred locations for the stations in the cities and urban areas designated in accordance with s. 341.8203;

(d)  The preferred locomotion technology to be employed; and

(e)  Any other issues the authority deems relevant to the development of a high-speed rail system.

(3)  The authority shall develop a marketing plan, a detailed planning-level ridership study, and an estimate of the annual operating and maintenance cost for the system and all other associate expenses.

History.--s. 3, ch. 2001-153; s. 33, ch. 2002-20.