First Coast Flyer

John Burr / WJCT News contributor

Getting between downtown and the Beaches will be faster for mass transit commuters in about a year with work getting underway on the First Coast Flyer East Corridor/Red Line.


Tiffany Salameh

Updated: 05/24 at 9 a.m.

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.

Florida Department of Transportation

The Interstate-295 West Beltway Express Lanes from the Buckman Bridge to Interstate-95 are expected to be completed in early 2017.

The Express Lanes, which will have a toll, will be another option for commuters. The regular lanes will remain open and free.

John Burr

A rapid bus route in Jacksonville is reducing commute times for people going downtown since late last year.

The Northside First Coast Flyer route was the first to be completed of four planned routes—each one connecting a corner of Duval County to the urban core.

In this week’s “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr tells News Director Jessica Palombo the Jacksonville Transportation Authority project could give the town an economic boost. 

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

New, alternative-fuel buses are projected to save the Jacksonville Transportation Authority nearly $6 million over the next 15 years.

JTA is welcoming 23 new buses that run on compressed natural gas instead of diesel. New buses also means new, faster routes.