South Florida Rail Corridor Permits


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is the owner of the South Florida Rail Corridor (SFRC). The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) provides coordination and administration of proposed permits and occupancies by outside parties for the SFRC. CSX Transportation is no longer involved with requests for permit occupancies of the SFRC.

The limits of the SFRC include the following railroad line segments:
1. Miami Subdivision between Mileposts SX-964.89 and SX-1037.5
2. Homestead Subdivision between Mileposts SXH-36.7 and SXH-41.14
3. City Lead between Mileposts SXD-36.5 and SXD-39.92

The following sections provide information regarding procedures and requirements for uses by others within the corridor. There are no SFRTA fees associated with these permits.



  SFRC Facility/Utility Installation Permit

This permit is for conducting any underground or overhead utility activity within, on, or over the SFRC right-of-way including:

1. New pipeline installation crossing under or longitudinal to SFRC tracks
2. Upgrade/modification to existing pipeline crossing under or longitudinal to SFRC tracks
3. New overhead wireline installation crossing over or longitudinal to SFRC tracks
4. Upgrade/modification to existing wireline crossing over or longitudinal to SFRC tracks

Download SFRC Permit Procedure
Download SFRC Utility Application and Information
Download SFRC Design & Construction Standards - Wirelines
Download SFRC Design & Construction Standards - Pipelines
Download SFRC Flagging Request


  SFRC Right-of-Entry Permit

This permit is for conducting any other activity within/on SFRC right-of-way including:

1. Right of Entry for temporary purposes only, including the following activities:

  • Surveys
  • Environmental investigations
  • Ingress/Egress (short-term)
  • Inspection (bridges, roads, etc.)
  • Monitoring wells
  • Soil boring or sampling
  • Oversized equipment moving over operating track and/or right-of-way
  • Environmental remediation
  • Any other proposed use of the SFRC r/w

2. Right of Entry for scheduling approved activities within/on SFRC right-of-way that are covered by an existing agreement or permit.

Work activities include:

  • Minor inspection/maintenance/monitoring activities
  • Replacement of an existing facility with like kind

Download SFRC Permit Procedure
Download SFRC Right of Entry Application and Information
Download SFRC Flagging Request


  Other Corridor Uses and Requirements

Contact SFRTA for any other uses of the corridor including:

1. New overhead highway or pedestrian bridges crossing over or parallel to SFRC tracks
2. Upgrade/modification/painting/demolition to existing overhead bridges crossing over or parallel to SFRC tracks
3. Upgrade/modification to existing SFRC at-grade crossings
4. Other structures to be located within/on SFRC right-of-way
5. Communication towers proposed to be located within/on SFRC right-of-way
6. Construction on property adjacent to the SFRC right-of-way that will effect SFRC clearances and/or drainage patterns
7. New side tracks to serve proposed new industrial customers
8. Surplus property and leases
9. Any other proposed corridor uses not listed above