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The Jaxson

Getting There In Jacksonville was WJCT’s second ever Jaxson event, cohosted with Modern Cities. The transportation panel discussion was last Thursday here at our studios.

The Florida Times-Union

The Acosta Bridge in downtown Jacksonville will once again become a focal point at night as the Jacksonville Transportation Authority prepares to install new LED lighting.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Join The Jaxson on Thursday, Jan. 24, for a free discussion focusing on the impact of Jacksonville's changing demographics on current and future transportation initiatives called Getting There in Jacksonville: A Changing City Confronts Its Transportation Future.

This event is FREE, bur RSVPs are requested. REGISTER HERE.

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The First Coast Flyer
JTA

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.

Image via The North Florida TPO

The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization and the state Department of Transportation want to know what roads people are taking and why. 

FDOT

A big change is coming for I-95 southbound motorists coming from the Northside near downtown.

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.


JTA bus stopped at curb
File photo

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


Tuesday on First Coast Connect, heard about the upcoming Safer Streets Summit with North Florida Transportation Planning Organization CEO Jeff Sheffield (01:07).     

The latest segment of “Moveable Feast” featured St. Augustine’s Smokin D’s BBQ (27:45).   

Jen DeVore Richter, the author and co-founder of Rock My Image talked about the three major mistakes to avoid if you decide to start your own business (35:19).

ElderSource Executive Director Linda Levin told us about what the organization is doing to help seniors affected by Hurricane Irma and the rescheduled Grandparent’s’ Day in Jacksonville (44:00). 


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Florida Governor Rick Scott said in Middleburg Wednesday that there is a chance Interstate-75 could be shut down in Alachua County if the Santa Fe River keeps rapidly rising. 

  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). 


       

Alese Bodiford
Daylina Miller

Imagine being stranded without a ride to the doctor or arriving hours late to medical appointments that your life literally depends on. Those are Florida patients’ most common grievances with a company the state pays to arrange medical transportation for people with disabilities.  


  Today on “First Coast Connect,” we discussed a study looking into ways to make roads in Jacksonville safer with Pond Director of Development Allan Iosue (01:15). Our “Movable Feast” segment featured Nicole Franques (35:04) of Claude’s Chocolate, and we spoke with Katherine Ludwig (45:10), co-author of the book “Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age.”  


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

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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