JTA Announces Plan To Add, Drop And Modify Some Routes

Oct 23, 2017

Some Jacksonville Transportation Authority bus riders are in for changes as the transit agency looks at modifying three routes, adding two and eliminating two. 


JTA is planning to drop community shuttle routes 300 and 301.

Route 300 currently services the Dunn Avenue area while route 301 rolls through the Oakleaf area.

But JTA spokeswoman Leigh Ann Rassler stresses two new routes will essentially serve as replacements.

"What’s important to know is that the community shuttle routes that are mentioned, 300 and 301, we will still provide service in those areas it will just be in a different form and so we’ve got different routes that will take the place of those particular shuttles,” said Rassler. Those routes will be numbered 52 and 83.

Modifications are also planned for Route 23, which runs through the Southside into Arlington along with route 30, which services the Cecil Commerce Center area.

JTA is also looking at changing route 35 in the Baymeadows area.

The public meetings start on Wednesday, November 1.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

FSCJ Kent Campus Room # E104

3939 Roosevelt Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32205

Thursday, November 2, 2017

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Highlands Branch Library Auditorium

1826 Dunn Ave.

Jacksonville , FL 32218

Monday, November 6, 2017

4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

S.E. Regional Library Rooms A and B

10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Beaches Branch Library Community Room

600 Third Street

Neptune Beach, FL 32266

PUBLIC HEARING

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.

FSCJ Downtown Campus Room # A1068

101 West State Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Presentations - as needed - will be given at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. at the Nov. 15 public hearing.

All the meeting locations are ADA and transit accessible.

Anyone that wishes to attend and needs special accommodations accommodations should contact Mrs. Riddick at 904.632.5522 or email criddick@jtafla.com no later than seven days prior to a meeting.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.