High-speed Passenger Rail (Watch) 

High-speed Passenger Rail (Watch) 

CS/HB 572 (Mayfield) and HB 525 (Grall) provide guidelines for the creation of safe and cost-effective transportation options for residents and visitors of this state, including a high-speed rail system. The bills also enhance the safety requirements of high-speed passenger rail in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. In addition, CS/HB 572 requires the Florida Division of Emergency Management to offer training to local emergency officials on responding to an accident involving rail passengers or hazardous materials. (Branch)