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Crazy Beans Coffee Opens At JTA Transportation Hub

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Assistant Manager Don Ashton, left, and cashier Dianthe Ashton work behind the counter at the new Crazy Beans Coffee.
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The newly opened Crazy Beans Coffee at the heart of JTA’s Regional Transportation Center is believed to be the first new restaurant to open in LaVilla in more than 15 years.

North Florida TPO

A major debate is underway about how to fund, grow and expand Jacksonville’s urban core transit system.

JTA First Coast Flyer bus
John Burr / WJCT contributor

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is offering free 1-day passes to anyone who wants a ride to a COVID-19 vaccination site in Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla.
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The board of the Jacksonville Transit Authority voted unanimously Thursday supporting a 6-cent increase to the city’s gas tax. If passed by the City Council, the tax would be used to fund up to $930 million in transportation improvements throughout the`city. 

The Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla.
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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is considering building a commuter rail between St. Johns and Duval Counties.

A city employee stands next to a repurposed vaccine bus.
Sydney Boles / WJCT News

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Agape Family Health are making the coronavirus vaccine even more accessible by offering the shot on retrofitted city buses. The program is the first of its kind in Florida.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has formally unveiled a plan to fund more than $900 million dollars of transportation projects with an increase to the local gas tax. 

Riverside business owners were told construction will take two weeks.
Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

Jacksonville may impose a tax on gasoline to fund up to $930 million in improvements to roadways, drainage and transit, according to WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union, which reported Wednesday that Mayor Lenny Curry has been meeting with City Council members.

Jacksonville Mulls Gas Tax Hike For $930M In Projects

Mar 10, 2021
Downtown Jacksonville
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority have been meeting with City Council members about a possible increase and extension of the local gas tax that would pay for a $930 million list of transportation projects.

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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) has purchased its first self-driving ADA-compliant zero-emission passenger van.

Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) has proposed disbanding the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority.

According to Senate Bill 1130, which Brandes filed Monday, TBARTA’s funding would go to the local government members on its board, according to how much each contributes.

Council member Brenda Priestly Jackson urged community members to trust the COVID-19 vaccine.
Sydney Boles / WJCT News

The city of Jacksonville will distribute coronavirus vaccine shots on a first-come-first serve basis Friday and Saturday at the Northside’s Clanzel T. Brown Senior Center. 

This new electric bus will soon be put into service.
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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority has taken delivery of two electric buses that will soon be going into service.

A Skyway station will be added at 725 Leila St. near Riverside Ave. in Jacksonville's Brooklyn Neighborhood.
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

Plans to open a Skyway monorail station in Brooklyn have fallen behind schedule due to the pandemic.

Ferry loaded with cars
Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will temporarily suspend service of the St. Johns River Ferry for approximately eight weeks starting Wednesday, January 6, 2021, to begin the next phase of upgrades to the facilities and the vessel.

This photo shows a model of the Crazy Beans Coffee planned inside the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center.
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Fleming Island-based Crazy Beans Coffee is planning a breakfast and lunch cafe on the ground floor of the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center in LaVilla.

Road construction sign
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A $4 million reconstruction of a half-mile stretch of 5th Street on Jacksonville's Westside between Melson Avenue and Huron Street is underway.

JTA's Orange Line to Orange Park is expected to be completed by Feb. 2021.
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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority expects to complete its First Coast Flyer Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system late next year with the addition of the Orange Line. 

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JTA has been awarded a $11.9 million federal grant that it will use to retire eight diesel buses and replace them with compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, which have lower CO2 emissions.

Two zero-emission Tuks Tuks are pictured along with a traditionally-powered Tuk'n Bus.
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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority announced Friday it is partnering with a local business to offer “micro transit options” for riders traveling in Downtown, Riverside and Avondale.

Picture of a Skyway train at Hemming Park Station.
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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority announced Monday afternoon it is following the city’s new face mask mandate.

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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority held a virtual “State of the JTA” address Wednesday morning, speaking about future projects and summing up 2019. 

Jacksonville Daily Record

The east side of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority Rosa L. Parks Transit Station Downtown is fenced off in preparation for demolition.

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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is increasing the frequency on some of its bus routes during morning peak hours starting June 22 as more people head back to their workplaces. 

Jacksonville Skyline, featuring a large ship on the bank, and some tall buildings.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The Jacksonville City Council’s Finance Committee is looking at new sources of revenue for the city.

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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is expanding its autonomous vehicle testing program to include Florida State College at Jacksonville after using test vehicles at a Downtown test track and the Mayo Clinic.

A COVID-19 health advisory blocks the seat next to a woman riding a JTA bus.
Jeffrey Leeser / JTA

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is getting more than $15 million from the federal government to help maintain service during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla.
JTA

The first JTA bus arrived at the new Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla on Monday morning, just after 4 a.m.

Jacksonville Regional Transportation  Center at LaVilla
JTA

A big shift is coming for many Jacksonville bus riders on Monday, May 4.

Mayor Lenny Curry sitting and speaking into the camera
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Mayor Lenny Curry announced the group of community members he’ll be consulting with about reopening Jacksonville’s economy. 

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