JTA Forms Skyway Advisory Committee To Take Public Input On Monorail's Future

Sep 22, 2015

A Skyway car shuttles people across downtown Jacksonville.
Credit JTA

Jacksonville is seeking public input on what to do with its underutilized Skyway monorail system. The first public meeting of a new Skyway committee is set for next week.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is forming the committee to examine options with the public’s help.

A recent study presented three equally expensive options:

  • Upgrade the nearly 30-year-old system
  • Replace much of it altogether
  • Or decommission the Skyway

All three come with a price tag of about $60 million in the long term.

The Skyway Advisory Group includes customers, downtown residents, business owners and government officials.

The group’s first public meeting will be Monday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Skyway Operations and Maintenance Building at 725 Leila St. in Riverside.