Jax Of Tomorrow; Helter Skelter (Bus) Shelters?; & 'Market Urbanism' — #38

May 25, 2017

On this episode of Redux, we look at the infrastructure of Jacksonville.

We first hear from Fiorentino Group’s Marty Fiorentino, who was recently in Washington working with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on infrastructure spending.

Then, what do if you’re a senior citizen and the only bus stop is across eight lanes of traffic? And once you get to get a stop, depending on where you live, lies another set of obstacles.

One Jacksonville city councilman is hoping to make sure all bus stops — at least according to ridership — are created equal.

Then, we have an update on our continuing coverage of the opioid epidemic. And finally, the renaissance of Historic Springfield continues — one beer at a time. But first, here’s an update about potential budget cuts at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Cynthia Bioteau
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Florida State College At Jacksonville President Warns Of Layoffs Under New State Budget

Florida State College at Jacksonville is bracing for a major cut to its operating budget.

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Jacksonville Council Member Questions JTA Priorities

Not all Jacksonville bus stops are created equal, says one Jacksonville councilman.

State Senator Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville
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Jacksonville Grocery Store Closure Leaves Seniors With Few Options

The closing of a Winn-Dixie has State Senator Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville.

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JTA Announces Plan To Expand Transportation Options Throughout Jacksonville

An autonomous Skyway monorail system, a multi-modal hub transportation center, and more bus lines are just some of the things the Jacksonville Transportation Authority has in store for the community.

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Florida Surgeon General Addresses Opioid Epidemic At Jacksonville Health Conference

At a health care conference in Jacksonville Tuesday, Florida’s surgeon general said help is on the way for Duval and other counties dealing with the opioid crisis.

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Vince Kong can be reached at vkong@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter @teamvincek