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

Connect Transit receives state funds, avoids shutdown

The agency announced Thursday that the payment of almost $1.9 million covers the time period of July 2016 through September 2016 and is part of a nearly $17.6 million transfer to the Downstate Public Transportation Fund.

APTA names new chief counsel

Linda C. Ford currently serves as associate administrator of the FTA's Office of Civil Rights.

Report: Public transit, cities should learn from San Francisco Muni hack

WIRED said American public transit systems, which make daily life possible for millions, are an easy target, since many are aging and underfunded, with barely enough money to keep the trains running, let alone invest in IT security upgrades.

Ill. agency reduces night service to deal with lack of state funding

The roughly $180,000 in cost savings from the night service reductions for the Springfield Mass Transit District are less than one third of what is already being done while SMTD awaits delayed payments and a clearer budget picture from the state.

U. of Minn. study finds transit does not improve health

Previous studies have found that citizens in areas with more transit options have a lower BMI because transit use also includes walking and biking, however, using BMI for that conclusion doesn’t account for commuters who may eat fast food every day or substitute buses and trains for walking from place to place.

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

Please sign in or register to .    Close