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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority revealed its second autonomous test vehicle Tuesday at its AV Test & Learn Track near the sports complex downtown, which is across the street from the Intuition Ale Works on Bay Street.

The First Coast Flyer
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JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. is joining other transit chiefs around the country in expressing concern about proposed fiscal year 2019 budget cuts to the public transit Capital Investment Grant Program.

The Jaxson: JTA Skyway Plan Needs Some Tweaks

Mar 11, 2018
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Modern Cities

As we’ve known for a while, JTA is planning to expand its Skyway monorail service farther into some neighborhoods adjacent to downtown Jacksonville, with a proposal calling for automated, driverless vehicles.

The First Coast Flyer
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A big piece of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s funding puzzle has been approved to help pay for another phase of JTA’s rapid transit plan.

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As fully autonomous cars and other vehicles move closer to becoming a reality on Jacksonville’s roadways, a new study shows the majority of Americans still don’t trust the technology.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority unveiled its first track for testing possible replacements for the Skyway’s monorail cars.

JTA will be testing different autonomous vehicles for the next two years.


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The Jacksonville City Council and Jacksonville Transportation Authority are planning to meet in January to discuss bettering JTA’a paratransit service.

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Here’s a fun twist on the holiday season.

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.


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Some Jacksonville Transportation Authority bus riders are in for changes as the transit agency looks at modifying three routes, adding two and eliminating two. 


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It’s looking more and more like the days of smelly diesel buses in Jacksonville are numbered.

  Wednesday on “First Coast Connect,” we heard about transportation issues facing people with disabilities with Tyler Morris from the Independent Living Resource Center, board member Sharon Hoffmeyer and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk (01:13). We heard about ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ from Hipcamp CEO Alyssa Ravasio (32:00), and we spoke with actress Morgan Fairchild, who’s currently appearing at the Alhambra Theatre (39:35). 


       

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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is looking to improve bus stops by erecting more shelters and making more of them accessible to disabled riders.


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A conductor-less train is being tested in China, with plans to take on passengers starting next year.

The Jaxson co-founder Ennis Davis said the groundbreaking autonomous train has smaller-scale, slower cousins already moving through the streets of downtown Jacksonville.


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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority will subsidize taxi cab rides for a group of senior citizens who live behind a recently closed Winn-Dixie on Beach Boulevard.


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Jacksonville transportation officials and politicians at all levels of government Tuesday broke ground on the area’s Regional Transportation Center in the historic LaVilla neighborhood.


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On Tuesday, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority is set to break ground on its regional transportation center, dubbed the Jacksonville Intermodal Station. 

Ennis Davis with The Jaxson says the new center represents a return to the neighborhood’s past, and it’s already shaping future development.


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Ridership is increasing on Jacksonville’s St. Johns River Ferry. The future of the ferry had been uncertain until the public Jacksonville Transportation Authority took over ownership last year.

Nineteen vehicles were lined up waiting to board at Mayport Friday afternoon. John Wilson and his wife visiting from Georgia were relaxing with the windows down while they waited.


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

Some have shelters with benches to keep riders shielded from rain or sun. Others are simple signs staked into the grass. Now Westside Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Brown is questioning how the Jacksonville Transportation Authority prioritizes which stops get shelters, as his constituents complain their neighborhoods seem to be getting left out.


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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.

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The closing of a Winn-Dixie has State Senator Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, scrambling to help find transportation for senior citizens who rely on the grocery store.  

Madison Manor Senior Living, on Hogan Road near Beach Boulevard, is about a block from Winn-Dixie and 70 percent of the 255 residents don’t have vehicles. Now that the store is closing, they’ll have to figure out where to get their groceries.


The Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s elevated Skyway monorail system is due for a face lift.  What that looks like will depend, in part, on the public.

JTA Leaders On Board For Future Of Jacksonville Skyway

Oct 19, 2016
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A group of Jacksonville Transportation Authority leaders deciding what to do with the Jacksonville Skyway has found a cheaper way to fix the people mover.


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A former Jacksonville Transportation Authority manager was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing nearly $400,000 from the company. 

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A group of Jacksonville teens are hoping their new produce stand will make bus riders healthier.

Students with the leadership nonprofit I’m a Star Foundation will be selling fresh fruit and veggies at downtown’s Rosa Parks Transit Station.

 


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A modernized Skyway monorail system, improved river ferry and more pedestrian-friendly streets are among the plans in the works at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.

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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority has reached a deal to design a transportation hub to integrate key local, regional and intracity services downtown.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

The St. Johns River Ferry is now under the control of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority. The city signed over ownership Wednesday.

But without more funding for renovations, the ferry’s fate is far from certain.


Beatrice Sanchez / WJCT News

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is asking for Northside residents’ ideas as it begins transforming Moncrief Road, Myrtle Avenue and 8th Street.

The area is one of 14 corridors JTA hopes to improve over the next five years through the JTAMobilityWorks project.

 

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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. 

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