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Mayor will replace JTA board member after drunken driving arrest

JTA board member Kevin Holzendorf.
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JTA board member Kevin Holzendorf.

Mayor Lenny Curry is replacing Jacksonville Transportation board member Kevin Holzendorf with a new board member after police arrested Holzendorf on a charge of drunken driving.

Holzendorf, arrested last Friday when an officer saw a car go through two red lights, has served since 2013 on the JTA board. The seven-member boardoversees a transportation agency whose bus operators face the loss of their ability to work as drivers if they get behind the wheel while intoxicated, on or off the job.

In addition to serving on JTA while it embarked on an expansion of transit and road construction, Holzendorf built a national profile in the transportation field. He had been on track to become the next board chairman for the American Public Transportation Association, which represents transit agencies and organizations across the country.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.