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Skyway And Gas Taxes; VyStar's Growth; Local Health; Daily's Place

A Skyway train is pictured departing the JTA's Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center.
Jacksonville Daily Record
A Skyway train is pictured departing the JTA's Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center.

A proposed $379 million overhaul and expansion of what is today known as the Skyway system in Downtown Jacksonville faces questions from City Council members as they prepare for a likely vote on doubling the local gas tax.  

David Bauerlein has been covering the story for the The Florida Times Union, and joined us with the latest. Jacksonville Transportation Authority Chair Ari Jolly also called in to discuss the plan and its benefits. 

VyStar

VyStar Credit Union is rapidly growing and expanding into one of the biggest credit unions in the country.  CEO Brian Wolfburg joined us to tell us how.  

Local Health

What is the Community Health Assessment and why should we be paying attention to it? Susan Grich, President and CEO of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida talked to us to explain why it's so important.

Daily’s Place

Live music is returning to Daily’s Place this spring. Machine Gun Kelly kicks off the music with a concert on Friday, April 23. Chad Johnson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Service & Chief Content Officer of Daily’s Place, joined us to talk about what’s to come and how the venue plans to be COVID safe.  

Patrick Cantin can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org and on Twitter.