GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL                          Committee       Amendment
SB2500                                                  ATD              19

Senator(s) Gardiner moved the following amendment:

Section: 05              EXPLANATION:

On Page: 248             Allocates $10,000,000 from the State Transportation 
                         Trust Fund for a competitive grant program in the 
Spec App: 1890           Department of Transportation to assist communities 
                         or local governments with the establishment of 
                         railroad quiet zones.

NET IMPACT ON:            Total Funds       General Revenue          Trust Funds
    Recurring -                    0                     0                    0 
Non-Recurring -                    0                     0                    0 

                                               Positions & Amount   Positions & Amount
                                                     DELETE         INSERT

        Transportation Systems Development
        Florida Rail Enterprise  55100500

        In Section 05  On Page 248
1890    Fixed Capital Outlay  088808
        Rail Development/Grants  IOEK

Immediately following Specific Appropriation 1890, INSERT:

From the funds in Specific Appropriation 1890, $10,000,000 is provided 
for Quiet Zone improvements in response to the use of locomotive horns 
at highway-rail grade crossings. The department will create a grant 
program for quiet zones requested by local agencies and will provide 
funding of up to 50 percent of the nonfederal and nonprivate share of 
the total costs of any qualifying quiet zone capital improvement 
project. The department will coordinate and work closely with local, 
state, and federal agencies to provide technical support to local 
agencies for the development of quiet zone plans.

Local agencies may apply for grant funds after its quiet zone plan is 
approved by the department.  

The Department of Transportation will monitor crossing incidents at 
approved quiet zone locations and have the right to revoke the quiet 
zone(s) at any time if a significant deterioration in safety results 

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from quiet zone implementation. 

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