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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #90 on: January 09, 2012, 04:24:05 PM »
20 minute headways, but 10 minute trip times (from Water St to Margaret & Park)

It's definitely a 15-20 minute walk from BCBS/Fidelity to Hemming, but it's only a 5 min. bike ride. 

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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #91 on: January 13, 2012, 10:47:23 AM »
just as JTA plans to cut service and start charging for the trolleys in downtown, Miami starts a free service connecting downtown and Brickell with the neir new baseball stadium

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/12/2584872/miami-commissioners-could-shuttle.html

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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #92 on: January 13, 2012, 10:56:40 AM »
just as JTA plans to cut service and start charging for the trolleys in downtown, Miami starts a free service connecting downtown and Brickell with the neir new baseball stadium

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/12/2584872/miami-commissioners-could-shuttle.html

You have to have some way to get all 300 fans out of the stadium in a timely manner. 

BTW, I actually consider myself a Marlins fan, but it's OK to poke fun at your own team, right Jags fans?
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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #93 on: January 13, 2012, 10:58:55 AM »
just as JTA plans to cut service and start charging for the trolleys in downtown, Miami starts a free service connecting downtown and Brickell with the neir new baseball stadium

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/12/2584872/miami-commissioners-could-shuttle.html

Apples and oranges... they don't have adequate parking facilities at the new ballpark and this was the owner's compromise.  Although, it is a GREAT example to use for the Kickback's situation  ;)

Although, they do have a large bicycle parking facility built out at the new stadium.


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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #94 on: January 13, 2012, 11:01:43 AM »
To their credit, JTA did make a halfway attempt at a trolley/transit night at the Basball Grounds this year... but the effort was backwards(very little promotion and a trolley schedule and route that didnt work well-especially for those that want to go out in downtown after a Thursday Throwdown, and it only followed the Bay Street Trolley route-why not go into Riverside or San Marco?).

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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #95 on: January 13, 2012, 11:16:06 AM »
just as JTA plans to cut service and start charging for the trolleys in downtown, Miami starts a free service connecting downtown and Brickell with the neir new baseball stadium

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/12/2584872/miami-commissioners-could-shuttle.html

You have to have some way to get all 300 fans out of the stadium in a timely manner. 

BTW, I actually consider myself a Marlins fan, but it's OK to poke fun at your own team, right Jags fans?

LOL - nice one.

I'm a big Marlins fan myself.  But I have to take issue with your attendance number.


The new stadium will have at least 400 fans ;)
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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #96 on: January 13, 2012, 03:36:57 PM »
JTA will raise its fare starting on jan 30th. But it gets worse, it goes up 50 cents across the board. $1.00 to $1.50 for regular passengers. For the disabled it goes from .25 to .75, a 200% increase for those who can least afford it. The disabled community was in an uproar. They were very vocal about their unfairness to no avail JTA ignored everyone as they always do. Are they that stupid at JTA? Why didn't they do it on a percentage scale? If it goes up 50% for the regular rider, it should go up 50% for the disabled. I guess the heads of JTA are truly as stupid as we think they are, maybe even worse than we all realize. It should only go up to .35 or even .40. But I guess adding nickles and dimes to the mix would just be complicated for those idiots to count effectively.

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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #97 on: January 13, 2012, 05:44:06 PM »
The reduced fare is going up to $.50 in 2012 and then to $.75 in 2013.

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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #98 on: January 13, 2012, 08:34:02 PM »
JTA didn't ignore seniors...for some reason, those 60 and over can still ride free

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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #99 on: January 14, 2012, 09:58:24 AM »
JTA didn't ignore seniors...for some reason, those 60 and over can still ride free
Thanks everybody!
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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #100 on: January 16, 2012, 05:28:39 PM »
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They were very vocal about their unfairness to no avail JTA ignored everyone as they always do. Are they that stupid at JTA?

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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #101 on: January 16, 2012, 09:35:44 PM »
JTA didn't ignore seniors...for some reason, those 60 and over can still ride free
Thanks everybody!

Seniors are the most reliable voting age group.  They are also the wealthiest age group.  A private charity would never target seniors for services without means testing.  Government agencies target seniors for benefits to buy votes.

Full disclosure:  If the policy doesn't change I'll be able to ride JTA free in 6 years.
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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #102 on: March 02, 2012, 09:25:58 AM »

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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #103 on: March 03, 2012, 11:12:04 AM »
JTA didn't ignore seniors...for some reason, those 60 and over can still ride free
Thanks everybody!

Seniors are the most reliable voting age group.  They are also the wealthiest age group.  A private charity would never target seniors for services without means testing.  Government agencies target seniors for benefits to buy votes.

Full disclosure:  If the policy doesn't change I'll be able to ride JTA free in 6 years.

You won't be able to ride free anymore if you don't get one of the new STAR cards by the end of March.  The old photo ID transit passes won't be accepted anymore.  You have to go to the Rosa Parks Station to get them.
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Re: JTA Cutting Riverside Trolley Service
« Reply #104 on: March 03, 2012, 02:38:23 PM »
It helps to call the JTA first, to make an appointment. 

I got my Senior STAR card last week, at the Kings Avenue skyway station. 
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