Florida Monorail, Amendment 1 (2000)

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The Florida Monorail Amendment, also known as Amendment 1 was an initiated constitutional amendment on the November 7, 2000 election ballot in Florida, where it was approved.

The amendment looked to add Article X, Section 19 of the Florida Constitution to provide for development of a high speed monorail in the state between major urban areas.[1]

Aftermath

The amendment was repealed by an amendment in 2004.

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (2000)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,900,253 52.66%
No2,607,49547.34%

Election results via: Florida Department of State, Division of Elections

Text of measure

The ballot title was:

Florida Transportation Initiative for statewide high speed monorail, fixed guideway or magnetic levitation system.[1][2]

The ballot summary read as follows:

To reduce traffic and increase travel alternatives, this amendment provides for development of a high speed monorail, fixed guide way or magnetic levitation system linking Florida's five largest urban areas and providing for access to existing air and ground transportation facilities and services by directing the state and/or state authorized private entity to implement the financing, acquisition of right-of-way, design, construction and operation of the system, with construction beginning by November 1, 2003.[1][2]

Constitutional changes

High Speed Ground Transportation System.

To reduce traffic congestion and provide alternatives to the traveling public, it is hereby declared to be in the public interest that a high speed ground transportation system consisting of a monorail, fixed guideway or magnetic levitation system, capable of speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour, be developed and opera ted in the State of Florida to provide high speed ground transportation by innovative, efficient and effective technologies consisting of dedicated rails or guideways separated from motor vehicular traffic that will link the five largest urban areas of the State as determined by the Legislature and provide for access to existing air and ground transportation facilities and services. The Legislature, the Cabinet and the Governor are hereby directed to proceed with the development of such a system by the St ate and/or by a private entity pursuant to state approval and authorization, including the acquisition of right-of-way, the financing of design and construction of the system, and the operation of t he system, as provided by specific appropriation and by la w, with construction to begin on or before November 1, 2003.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was sponsors by "Floridians for 21st Century Travel Connections & Choices"
  • The amendment petition required 435,329 signatures, and 493,756 were validated.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Florida Transportation Initiative for statewide high speed monorail, fixed guideway or magnetic levitation system. 99-05," Florida Department of State, Division of Elections
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.