Topic : Jacksonville Transportation Authority

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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.

Man rear ends Fla. transit bus, dies

Management & Operations| April 16, 2015

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%.

Sustainability| April 2, 2015

Jacksonville Transit, Clean Energy break ground on CNG station

Over the next five years, JTA will replace 100 diesel buses with CNG buses. Many of the buses will support JTA’s 55-mile First Coast Flyer bus rapid transit system.

Bus| March 30, 2015

2015 BRT Survey: Routes Tap Technology to Improve Regional Mobility

Fifty-four percent plan to use hybrid-electric propulsion for their vehicles, while 36% plan on using CNG. One-third plan on tapping clean diesel for their fleet and only one operator plans to use trolleys.

Government Issues| March 17, 2015

FTA awards Fla. BRT project $26M grant

The 9.4-mile Jacksonville Transportation Authority's North Corridor line is the second segment of a five-phased First Coast Flyer BRT system planned for the area. It will connect to the first BRT line in downtown Jacksonville now under construction and extend north to Interstate 295.

Management & Operations| February 24, 2015

How to Succeed in Implementing New Fare Technology

With a phased approach, agencies can make a smooth transition and also increase passenger convenience and flexibility, as well as boost ridership.

Sustainability| December 16, 2014

Clean Energy to supply Jacksonville CNG station

The deal, valued at $8.1 million, will also include facility modifications to accommodate the conversion of JTA’s buses from diesel to CNG.

Bus| 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.
Bus| 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.

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