Topic : Jacksonville Transportation Authority

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JTA receives $19.1M fed grant for First Coast Flyer BRT corridor

Bus| December 8, 2015

The 11.1-mile Southeast Corridor is the third segment of a five-phased First Coast Flyer™ system planned for the Jacksonville area.

Fla.'s JTA sets launch date for new BRT service

Bus| November 24, 2015

The 9.4 mile Green Line on the North Corridor will feature direct, high-frequency service; 18 branded stations; complimentary Wi-Fi, a Park-n-Ride lot, and real-time bus arrival information.

Bus| October 13, 2015

Fla.'s JTA unveils first of new Gillig CNG buses

Each bus is custom made to JTA specifications and arrives with specific branding. The sleek, aerodynamic design incorporates a raised, raked-back front cap blended into a full length, contoured roofline. Its modern profile makes a distinguished statement.

Bus| October 5, 2015

Q&A with Jacksonville Transportation Authority CEO Ford

As CEO of the JTA, Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. leads an agency with an annual budget of $230 million and 850 employees, which provides transportation planning, road and bridge construction and transit services for the Northeast Florida region. Among his most recent accomplishments is the development and implementation of the Blueprint for Transportation Excellence (BTE) strategy that lays the foundation for JTA to become a regional, multimodal transportation leader in Northeast Florida.

Management & Operations| September 30, 2015

METRO, PERC, MSBMA honor top fleets at BusCon 2015

Awards handed out during the Breakfast Awards Ceremony honor fleets around the U.S. and Canada for innovative initiatives, domestic propane autogas usage and ongoing support for the medium-sized vehicle industry.

Management & Operations| August 18, 2015

Jacksonville's Ford named one of Northeast Fla.'s Ultimate CEOs

This highly prestigious award is in recognition of Nathaniel P. Ford’s consistent high level of leadership, setting a standard amongst local executives and making a difference in the business community and community at large.

Security and Safety | May 7, 2015

APTA honors 2015 Bus Safety & Security Excellence winners

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority; Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority were among the agencies recognized during the Bus & Paratransit Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas.

Jacksonville, Fla. extends CEO's contract

Since Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. became CEO in 2012, the organization has solidified its reputation as a leader in the transportation industry. Under Ford’s leadership, the management structure was reorganized and JTA launched major initiatives to take public transportation to the next level.

Management & Operations| April 16, 2015

Man rear ends Fla. transit bus, dies

Police said nine passengers on the bus suffered minor injuries and were transported to hospitals.There were about 25 people on the bus when it was hit, police said. The bus driver was not hurt and administered CPR to the SUV driver until rescue personnel arrived.

Management & Operations| April 14, 2015

Jacksonville Transit route optimization a success

In March alone, ridership was up 10.1% in 2015 compared to March of 2014. Average weekday ridership was up 7% and even greater increases were seen on weekends. The average ridership on Saturdays increased by 10% and on Sundays by 15%.

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