JTA Adds 3 Public Meetings On Fare Hike Plan

Jun 12, 2019

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority has scheduled three additional community open houses next week to explain a fare-hike proposal and get input from the public.

The plan calls for raising fares on buses and the St. Johns River Ferry which JTA CFO Greg Hayes has said will affect a majority of riders.

The newly added public meetings are:

Tuesday, June 18

FSCJ Kent Campus, Room No. E104

3939 Roosevelt Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Wednesday, June 19

FSCJ South Campus, Room No. U135A

11901 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32246

Thursday, June 20

Avenues Walk Park-n-Ride Center

10508 Avenues Walk Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32256

All meetings are scheduled for 5:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m.

Those are in addition to the previously scheduled meetings this week and next:

  • Wednesday, June 12:
    • Regency Square Branch Library, 9900 Regency Square Boulevard: 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 13:
    • FSCJ Downtown Campus, 501 W. State Street: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
  • Friday, June 14:
    • Regency Square Branch Library, 9900 Regency Square Boulevard: 10:30 a.m. - noon

The public is also invited to weigh in on the proposed fare hikes via this survey. The Authority’s Board of Directors has yet to schedule a vote on the issue.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter at @cydwjctnews.