This week, Jacksonville's first bus only lanes will open along Blanding Boulevard between Morse Avenue and 103rd Street. This project offers the community a real life local example of Bus Rapid Transit in action. Will it be a success or will it serve as a monument displaying the reasons why investment in rail should become JTA's top priority?
This project involved converting existing parallel parking lanes into lanes reserved only for JTA buses, emergency vehicles, and cars making right turns. Considering there are only three ways to get to Jacksonville from Orange Park, some believe the bus lanes would better serve the corridor as additional lanes for all vehicular traffic.
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Update by Ennis Davis