Freight and Rail Office


The Freight and Rail Office (FRO) is committed to providing quality transportation networks that drive commerce, bringing freight into your everyday life.

The FRO is responsible for assisting in the development of Florida's rail system, both passenger and freight, and championing Florida's multimodal freight programs. The team develops and implements the Florida Rail System Plan, rail safety, rail project development/management, rail research, and Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) implementation. The FRO also provides leadership, policy guidance, and technical assistance to ensure efficient and effective freight movement throughout the state.

Mission Statement

The Freight & Rail Office (FRO) enhances Florida's economy and communities. The FRO aims for success through teamwork and efficiency by means of removing institutional, infrastructure, and funding bottlenecks to build a well-connected, reliable, and safe freight and rail network.

The FRO guides and implements freight & rail investments through:

  • leveraging funding opportunities and implementing effective countermeasures that improve rail and motor carrier safety;
  • enhancing multimodal networks that drive commerce, bringing freight into your everyday life; and
  • researching emerging technologies and forging partnerships in a quickly evolving industry, supporting innovation