Management & Operations

Fla.'s JTA approves transportation center design contract

Posted on April 29, 2016

Fla.'s Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) board of directors approved a contract with Pond/Michael Baker to perform design services for the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC).

The JRTC will be a multimodal hub, located in Downtown Jacksonville that will integrate key local, regional and intercity service in one location. The key benefits include improved connectivity between modes, such as local bus; First Coast Flyer Bus Rapid Transit; Skyway; Greyhound and potential future commuter rail service.

“Many of the world’s great cities have bustling transit stations through which trains, buses, taxis, pedestrians and bicycles all come together in an urban center,” said JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. “We are excited to see the economic development that will result from having a robust transportation center in the heart of Lavilla.”

A design competition was held between the top three architects. To share the conceptual designs and obtain public input, a showcase was held with more than 50 stakeholders in attendance.

“The JRTC will help to make Jacksonville more livable, economically competitive, and environmentally sustainable and friendly,” said JTA Chairman Scott L. McCaleb. “It has the potential to be an iconic gateway facility and bring renewed energy and revitalization to downtown.”

Construction will begin in January 2017 on the Greyhound bus facility. The entire project is expected to be completed by September 2019.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Public transit sees increase in liability claim severity, study says

Study participants rank third-party liability as top risk facing the transit industry.

Metra ends 'anonymous' purchases on Ventra mobile payment app

If a phone is lost, stolen, damaged or replaced, user’s account information can be used to restore any tickets that were lost.

MBTA GM leaving post after 15 months

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Vice Chair Steve Poftak will succeed Luis Ramirez as the new GM.

SEPTA lands $15M BUILD grant to improve passenger access

The grant will fund approximately 39% of the $38 million project, and will leverage more than $23 million in additional state, local, and private funds.

WMATA add new features to alerts system, parking availability

Allows riders to customize alerts they receive by day and time, and allow multiple email addresses or phone numbers on one account.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation