Downtown Bus Rapid Transit Project Moving ForwardJuly 27, 2010 142 comments Print Article
As JTA moves forward with implementing Bus Rapid Transit in downtown, Metro Jacksonville takes a look at the proposed shelter designs.
About the Downtown Bus Rapid Transit Project
The Downtown BRT plan does not include extending BRT into the heart of the Northbank as originally proposed by JTA and then opposed by Metro Jacksonville.
Estimated Capital Costs: $12 million
Estimated Construction Start Date: 2011
Estimated Completion Date: 2012
Funding: Nearly 80% of the project is being funded by the Federal Transit Administration's "Small Starts" program
Duplication: Except for Jefferson and Broad Streets, the Downtown BRT parallels the struggling Skyway, meaning they will compete for riders.
Proposed BRT Bus Shelter Design Style
The bus shelter designs below are anticipated to be installed for the Downtown BRT stop locations.
Design Neutral Option IIB
Design Neutral Option IIIA
Design Neutral Option IIIB
Proposed bus shelter designs are similar to this Citrus Connection shelter in Lakeland, FL.
Development Update by Ennis Davis