^ the problem with that theory is a vast majority of people in Jacksonville probably see no need for the JRTC or transit at all.
as for the Greyhound Station, Mr. Blaylock told me last week that Greyhound really wants to be on Adams St..so they can get right onto I-95 NB....of course, never mind that being on Forsyth St would give them direct access from I-95 NB
I anticipated that someone would jump on the 'Greyhound really wants to be...' line of reasoning via FDOT/JTA. REALLY? I'm an old Jacksonville intercity bus supervisor and spoke with the president and CEO of GLI. He told me in no uncertain terms that GREYHOUND IS NOT DRIVING THIS THING, FDOT AND JTA ARE.
Tacachale, something EVERY citizen of Jacksonville should know is once you allow a disconnected intercity bus terminal to be built, blocks away from the side of any train, connectivity is gone. What purpose is a Transportation Center if it is not to make a trip from New York to Gainesville palatable? Amtrak to Jacksonville and Greyhound to Gainesville. Once you insert 'Gator City Taxi' between the two, you no longer have a transportation center.
Greyhound's Jacksonville ridership is around 3,200,000 annually, Amtrak is a lightweight by comparison.
I'm going to say this with every ounce of my transit pundit heart and soul, BUILD THIS STATION AND THE JRTC COLLAPSES FROM AN INTERCITY TRANSFER HUB, TO A GOOD PLACE TO CATCH A BUS TO HEMMING PLAZA!
Mayor Brown? KILL THIS PROJECT. Consolidate the entire station into the old railroad terminal, the JRTC should be the surface hub of a 4 state region somewhat larger then LaVilla.