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JTA Board Approves Fare Hikes That Take Effect September 30

A JTA bus

Starting on September 30, most Jacksonville Transportation Authority customers will pay increased fares.

After a series of public hearings, JTA’s board voted Tuesday to approve the public transit agency’s first set of fare hikes in seven years.

Single trip passes for buses will increase from $1.50 to $1.75. Discounts will be made available to customers who purchase fares through the free MyJTA app, available for Android and iOS smartphones and devices.

At the same time, the discount for college students who verify their enrollment through also increase from 25% to 50% off. 

Fares for Connexion and Connexion Plus paratransit services, and those for seniors 65 and older will not change, and the Skyway will remain free for all. 

The breakdown of increases is as follows:

Fixed-Route and First Coast Flyer Bus Fare Increases

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St. Johns Ferry Fare Increases

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Readiride Fare Increases

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Additional information about the fare hikes is available from JTA.

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