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November 18, 2014

Jacksonville breaks ground on BRT system

The First Coast Flyer BRT Downtown Project, nearly six miles long with 12 stations, is the initial segment of a five-phased BRT system planned for the Jacksonville region. The new service will operate in dedicated lanes during peak hours for a portion of the route.


September 30, 2014

Fla. agency moving forward with Clean Energy CNG contract

The agency plans to transition 100 buses from diesel to CNG over the next five years, including 40 buses that will serve the First Coast Flyer, JTA’s bus rapid transit program.


September 29, 2014

Fla. group adds FTA online resource center

TransPortal allows riders to plan for a taxi ride — complete with cost estimate — and use bus, rail, or paratransit, where available, to reach their final destination. The portal’s software then determines the possibilities and modes of transportation needed in the trip


August 29, 2014

Fla. agency approves route optimization, service change plan

The Route Optimization Initiative allows the JTA to overhaul the fixed-bus route system in Jacksonville, a part of a five-year strategic plan to enhance the economic viability of greater Jacksonville.


October 8, 2013

Jacksonville's CEO transforms agency in first year

In addition to streamlining management, Nathaniel Ford is also working on a route restructure, a bus rapid transit system and preserving the six-cent gas tax.


September 16, 2013

MV to operate Fla. paratransit service

Under the terms of the contract, MV will manage operations, training, customer service, scheduling and dispatch and will partner with the Jacksonville Transit Authority on maintenance activities


February 5, 2013

Jacksonville, Fla. transit overhauls organizational structure

In the JTA’s new organizational chart, a chief of staff and five VPs will report directly to the CEO


September 24, 2012

Finalists named for top Jacksonville, Fla. transit post

Stephen Bland, CEO of Pittsburgh's Port Authority of Allegheny County; Carolyn Flowers, CEO of the Charlotte (N.C.) Area Transit System; and Mikel Oglesby, GM of Calif.'s SunLine Transit Agency are the three finalists.


January 26, 2009

Apollo Video equips Fla. transit with command center

Each of the 10 trains are equipped with the company’s RoadRunner digital video recorders (DVR) and four surveillance cameras strategically placed in the interior of each train.


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