Florida Senate - 2016                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 756
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             03/04/2016 12:09 PM       .                                

       Senator Brandes moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1435 and 1436
    4  insert:
    5         Section 28. Paragraph (c) of subsection (7) of section
    6  339.175, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         339.175 Metropolitan planning organization.—
    8         (7) LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN.—Each M.P.O. must
    9  develop a long-range transportation plan that addresses at least
   10  a 20-year planning horizon. The plan must include both long
   11  range and short-range strategies and must comply with all other
   12  state and federal requirements. The prevailing principles to be
   13  considered in the long-range transportation plan are: preserving
   14  the existing transportation infrastructure; enhancing Florida’s
   15  economic competitiveness; and improving travel choices to ensure
   16  mobility. The long-range transportation plan must be consistent,
   17  to the maximum extent feasible, with future land use elements
   18  and the goals, objectives, and policies of the approved local
   19  government comprehensive plans of the units of local government
   20  located within the jurisdiction of the M.P.O. Each M.P.O. is
   21  encouraged to consider strategies that integrate transportation
   22  and land use planning to provide for sustainable development and
   23  reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The approved long-range
   24  transportation plan must be considered by local governments in
   25  the development of the transportation elements in local
   26  government comprehensive plans and any amendments thereto. The
   27  long-range transportation plan must, at a minimum:
   28         (c) Assess capital investment and other measures necessary
   29  to:
   30         1. Ensure the preservation of the existing metropolitan
   31  transportation system including requirements for the operation,
   32  resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation of major roadways
   33  and requirements for the operation, maintenance, modernization,
   34  and rehabilitation of public transportation facilities; and
   35         2. Make the most efficient use of existing transportation
   36  facilities to relieve vehicular congestion, improve safety, and
   37  maximize the mobility of people and goods. Such efforts must
   38  include, but are not limited to, consideration of infrastructure
   39  and technological improvements necessary to accommodate advances
   40  in vehicle technology, such as autonomous technology and other
   41  developments.
   43         In the development of its long-range transportation plan,
   44  each M.P.O. must provide the public, affected public agencies,
   45  representatives of transportation agency employees, freight
   46  shippers, providers of freight transportation services, private
   47  providers of transportation, representatives of users of public
   48  transit, and other interested parties with a reasonable
   49  opportunity to comment on the long-range transportation plan.
   50  The long-range transportation plan must be approved by the
   51  M.P.O.
   52         Section 29. Paragraph (c) is added to subsection (3) of
   53  section 339.64, Florida Statutes, and paragraph (a) of
   54  subsection (4) of that section is amended, to read:
   55         339.64 Strategic Intermodal System Plan.—
   56         (3)
   57         (c) The department shall coordinate with federal, regional,
   58  and local partners, as well as industry representatives, to
   59  consider infrastructure and technological improvements necessary
   60  to accommodate advances in vehicle technology, such as
   61  autonomous technology and other developments, in Strategic
   62  Intermodal System facilities.
   63         (4) The Strategic Intermodal System Plan shall include the
   64  following:
   65         (a) A needs assessment that must include, but is not
   66  limited to, consideration of infrastructure and technological
   67  improvements necessary to accommodate advances in vehicle
   68  technology, such as autonomous technology and other
   69  developments.
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   72  And the title is amended as follows:
   73         Delete line 176
   74  and insert:
   75         certain periodic payments; amending s. 339.175, F.S.;
   76         requiring certain long-range transportation plans to
   77         include assessment of capital investment and other
   78         measures necessary to make the most efficient use of
   79         existing transportation facilities to improve safety;
   80         requiring the assessments to include consideration of
   81         infrastructure and technological improvements
   82         necessary to accommodate advances in vehicle
   83         technology; amending s. 339.64, F.S.; requiring the
   84         department to coordinate with certain partners and
   85         industry representatives to consider infrastructure
   86         and technological improvements necessary to
   87         accommodate advances in vehicle technology in
   88         Strategic Intermodal System facilities; requiring the
   89         Strategic Intermodal System Plan to include a needs
   90         assessment regarding such infrastructure and
   91         technological improvements; amending s. 343.922, F.S.;