Florida Senate - 2018 PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE Bill No. CS for SB 852 Ì859872QÎ859872 576-03500-18 Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on Appropriations (Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development) 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to transportation infrastructure; 3 creating s. 316.0899, F.S.; defining the terms “grid 4 integrated vehicle” and “matching funds”; creating the 5 program within the Department of Transportation; 6 providing program goals; providing grant eligibility 7 requirements; requiring the department to issue a 8 request for proposals by a specified date; providing 9 proposal requirements; providing requirements for the 10 award of grants and the use of grant funds; providing 11 reporting requirements; requiring administrative 12 support by the department; authorizing the department 13 to select an independent nongovernmental entity to 14 assist in project construction, management, and 15 evaluation for specified purposes; providing 16 requirements for the nongovernmental entity; providing 17 an appropriation; requiring the Florida Transportation 18 Commission to review all sources of revenue for 19 transportation infrastructure and maintenance projects 20 and prepare a report to the Governor and the 21 Legislature when the commission determines that 22 electric and hybrid vehicles make up a certain 23 percentage or more of the total number of vehicles 24 registered in this state; authorizing the commission, 25 in consultation with the Department of Highway Safety 26 and Motor Vehicles, to use certain commercially 27 available data; providing minimum reporting 28 requirements; requiring the commission, in 29 consultation with the Division of Emergency 30 Management, to make an assessment of transportation 31 infrastructure with respect to emergency evacuations 32 and electric vehicles; specifying requirements for the 33 report; requiring the report to be submitted to the 34 Governor and the Legislature no later than a certain 35 date; authorizing the commission to undertake and 36 complete the review before the specified percentage 37 threshold is reached, under certain circumstances; 38 amending s. 339.175, F.S.; requiring a long-range 39 transportation plan to consider infrastructure and 40 technological improvements necessary to accommodate 41 the increased use of autonomous technology and 42 electric vehicles; providing an effective date. 43 44 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 45 46 Section 1. Section 316.0899, Florida Statutes, is created 47 to read: 48 316.0899 Florida Smart City Challenge Grant Program.— 49 (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term: 50 (a) “Grid-integrated vehicle” means a motor vehicle that 51 has the ability for two-way power flow between the vehicle and 52 the electric grid and the communications hardware and software 53 that allow for external control of battery charging and 54 discharging. 55 (b) “Matching funds” includes in-kind services, goods, 56 equipment, or other noncash contributions calculated at fair 57 market value. 58 (2) CREATION; GOALS.—The Florida Smart City Challenge Grant 59 Program is created within the Department of Transportation. The 60 goals of the grant program include, but are not limited to: 61 (a) Providing opportunities to municipalities and other 62 regions of the state to develop innovative smart mobility 63 solutions to local transportation challenges. 64 (b) Deploying smart city technology that has an immediate 65 impact on the safe and efficient movement of people and goods 66 within municipalities and other regions of the state. 67 (c) Advancing autonomous, connected, grid-integrated, and 68 electric vehicle readiness and deployment throughout the state. 69 (d) Providing enhanced education and workforce development 70 opportunities by deploying emerging technologies that support 71 the state’s future workforce. 72 (e) Meeting the mobility needs of residents of this state, 73 particularly transportation disadvantaged persons as defined in 74 s. 427.011, by increasing access to and convenience of 75 transportation within municipalities and other regions of the 76 state. 77 (f) Facilitating the efficient movement of freight within 78 the state, especially in and around airports and seaports. 79 (g) Supporting the reduction or elimination of fossil fuel 80 consumption by relying on renewable energy sources and electric 81 technologies. 82 (h) Creating a smart mobility demonstration community in 83 the state that serves as a model for municipalities and other 84 regions nationwide. 85 (3) ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.— 86 (a) The following entities may apply to the Department of 87 Transportation for a grant to fund projects under the Florida 88 Smart City Challenge Grant Program: 89 1. A state, county, municipal, regional, or other agency 90 that is responsible for the movement of persons, goods, or 91 services within a defined geographical region, including an 92 entity created pursuant to chapter 343, chapter 348, or chapter 93 349. 94 2. A metropolitan planning organization or transportation 95 planning organization. Each entity responsible for deploying or 96 operating the project on behalf of a metropolitan planning 97 organization or transportation planning organization must submit 98 a letter to the department detailing its commitment to the 99 implementation, operation, and maintenance of the project. 100 3. A state university. 101 (b) An applicant for a Florida Smart City Challenge Grant 102 must have in place a plan or framework for the implementation of 103 the proposed project in at least one of the following 104 categories: 105 1. Autonomous vehicle deployment or demonstration. 106 2. Connected vehicle technology deployment. 107 3. Shared mobility services innovation and deployment. 108 4. Acceleration of the use of plug-in electric vehicles and 109 electric charging infrastructure, including deployment of grid 110 integrated vehicles. 111 (4) PROPOSALS.—By September 1, 2018, the Department of 112 Transportation shall issue a request for proposals for the award 113 of a Florida Smart City Challenge Grant. Each proposal submitted 114 to the department must include: 115 (a) A statement by the applicant certifying that the 116 project will be implemented and operational within 2 years after 117 receipt of the grant. 118 (b) A plan for fulfilling documentation requirements under 119 the department’s Statewide Systems Engineering Management Plan 120 within such 2-year period. 121 (c) A description of how operation and maintenance costs 122 for the project will be funded in order to ensure that the 123 department’s investment in the project is sustained. 124 (d) A plan for evaluation of the project and the methods by 125 which such evaluation will be shared with residents of the area 126 served by the project. 127 (e) The procedure for integrating the project’s 128 transportation-related data into the department’s Data 129 Integration and Video Aggregation System. 130 (5) AWARD OF GRANTS.—The Department of Transportation shall 131 award a Florida Smart City Challenge Grant to at least three 132 recipients. Each award may not exceed $6 million. The department 133 shall distribute the award to each recipient by January 1, 2019. 134 (a) The grant may fund up to 50 percent of project costs. 135 At least 10 percent of project costs must be funded by the grant 136 recipient. Grant funds must be used exclusively for startup 137 costs, including, but not limited to, acquisition of hardware, 138 software, and assets associated with implementation of the 139 project, and may not be used for costs associated with operation 140 or maintenance of the project. 141 (b) In selecting grant recipients, the department shall 142 give priority to those proposals that demonstrate the 143 availability of matching funds from partner organizations to 144 fund project costs and that include a plan for documenting the 145 acquisition and expenditure of such matching funds. 146 1. The department shall give further priority to those 147 proposals that include matching funds from private-sector 148 partner organizations; however, local public funds may also be 149 used. 150 2. Matching funds may be used for costs associated with 151 operation, maintenance, and evaluation of the project. 152 3. A grant recipient that receives matching funds must 153 document the contribution of such funds in a quarterly report 154 that details the manner in which the value of such contribution 155 is calculated. 156 (6) REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.— 157 (a) Each recipient of a Florida Smart City Challenge Grant 158 shall submit a quarterly report to the Department of 159 Transportation regarding the development, implementation, and 160 operation of the project. Such report must include information 161 documented pursuant to subparagraph (5)(b)3. 162 (b) The Department of Transportation must submit a 163 quarterly report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker 164 of the House of Representatives regarding the overall status of 165 the grant program. 166 (c) After implementation of the project is complete, each 167 recipient must submit an initial report to the Governor, the 168 President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of 169 Representatives which details the project’s impact on the 170 transportation system within the area served by the project, the 171 extent to which the goals of the grant program have been met, 172 and recommendations for project revisions or improvements to 173 guide future deployment activities. A final report must be 174 submitted 2 years after submission of the initial report. 175 (7) ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT.—The Department of 176 Transportation shall provide administrative support to the 177 Florida Smart City Challenge Grant Program in order to 178 facilitate the deployment of smart city technology within the 179 state, including, but not limited to, expedited review of 180 proposals submitted under subsection (4). The department may 181 select an independent nongovernmental entity to assist in 182 project construction, management, and evaluation; to oversee the 183 implementation of the project; and to analyze and document 184 lessons learned during, and benefits derived from, 185 implementation of the project. The nongovernmental entity must 186 have experience with the national Smart Cities Initiative, 187 advanced transportation deployment experience in this state, 188 extensive engineering experience, or expertise in stakeholder 189 engagement of potential partners to create a demonstration 190 community as described in paragraph (2)(h). 191 Section 2. For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the sum of $15 192 million in nonrecurring funds is appropriated from the State 193 Transportation Trust Fund to the Department of Transportation 194 for the purpose of implementing s. 316.0899, Florida Statutes. 195 Section 3. Florida Transportation Commission review; 196 electric and hybrid vehicles report.— 197 (1)(a) The Florida Transportation Commission shall review 198 all sources of revenue for transportation infrastructure and 199 maintenance projects and prepare a report to the Governor and 200 the Legislature when the commission determines that electric 201 vehicles, as defined in s. 320.01(36), Florida Statutes, and 202 hybrid vehicles, as defined in s. 316.0741, Florida Statutes, 203 make up 2 percent or more of the total number of vehicles 204 registered in this state. 205 (b) The commission, in consultation with the Department of 206 Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, may use commercially 207 available data that the commission deems reliable to support its 208 determination and report. The report must, at a minimum, assess 209 the effect of projected electric and hybrid vehicle use in this 210 state on future revenue from existing taxes, fees, and 211 surcharges related to nonelectric, private-use motorcycles, 212 mopeds, automobiles, tri-vehicles, and trucks. 213 (c) The commission, in consultation with the Division of 214 Emergency Management, shall also make an assessment of 215 transportation infrastructure with respect to emergency 216 evacuations and electric vehicles, including, but not limited 217 to, the availability of electric vehicle charging stations in 218 this state. 219 (2) The report must include recommendations to the 220 Legislature: 221 (a) To ensure continued funding for necessary maintenance 222 that provides for adequate levels of service on existing 223 transportation infrastructure; 224 (b) To accomplish improvements and capacity projects on 225 transportation infrastructure which meet the demand from 226 projected population and economic growth; and 227 (c) To accomplish necessary improvements to transportation 228 infrastructure that would support emergency evacuations by users 229 of electric vehicles. 230 (3) The report shall be submitted to the Governor and the 231 Legislature no later than September 1 of the year immediately 232 after the year in which the commission determines that electric 233 vehicles, as defined in s. 320.01(36), Florida Statutes, and 234 hybrid vehicles, as defined in s. 316.0741, Florida Statutes, 235 make up 2 percent or more of the total number of vehicles 236 registered in this state. 237 (4) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this section, 238 the commission may undertake and complete the review and report 239 before the 2-percent threshold is reached if the commission 240 finds that earlier completion is appropriate to maintain a 241 financially stable, long-term transportation work program. 242 Section 4. Paragraph (c) of subsection (7) of section 243 339.175, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 244 339.175 Metropolitan planning organization.— 245 (7) LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN.—Each M.P.O. must 246 develop a long-range transportation plan that addresses at least 247 a 20-year planning horizon. The plan must include both long 248 range and short-range strategies and must comply with all other 249 state and federal requirements. The prevailing principles to be 250 considered in the long-range transportation plan are: preserving 251 the existing transportation infrastructure; enhancing Florida’s 252 economic competitiveness; and improving travel choices to ensure 253 mobility. The long-range transportation plan must be consistent, 254 to the maximum extent feasible, with future land use elements 255 and the goals, objectives, and policies of the approved local 256 government comprehensive plans of the units of local government 257 located within the jurisdiction of the M.P.O. Each M.P.O. is 258 encouraged to consider strategies that integrate transportation 259 and land use planning to provide for sustainable development and 260 reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The approved long-range 261 transportation plan must be considered by local governments in 262 the development of the transportation elements in local 263 government comprehensive plans and any amendments thereto. The 264 long-range transportation plan must, at a minimum: 265 (c) Assess capital investment and other measures necessary 266 to: 267 1. Ensure the preservation of the existing metropolitan 268 transportation system including requirements for the operation, 269 resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation of major roadways 270 and requirements for the operation, maintenance, modernization, 271 and rehabilitation of public transportation facilities; and 272 2. Make the most efficient use of existing transportation 273 facilities to relieve vehicular congestion, improve safety, and 274 maximize the mobility of people and goods. Such efforts must 275 include, but are not limited to, consideration of infrastructure 276 and technological improvements necessary to accommodate advances 277 in vehicle technology, such as the increased use of autonomous 278 technology and electric vehicles, and other developments. 279 280 In the development of its long-range transportation plan, each 281 M.P.O. must provide the public, affected public agencies, 282 representatives of transportation agency employees, freight 283 shippers, providers of freight transportation services, private 284 providers of transportation, representatives of users of public 285 transit, and other interested parties with a reasonable 286 opportunity to comment on the long-range transportation plan. 287 The long-range transportation plan must be approved by the 288 M.P.O. 289 Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.