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New JTA Bus Lanes and Queue Jumps in Downtown
« on: March 01, 2016, 03:00:04 AM »
New JTA Bus Lanes and Queue Jumps in Downtown



JTA Unveils New Bus Lanes and Queue Jumps in Downtown Jacksonville and the Southbank. Here's a look at what this means for you.

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Re: New JTA Bus Lanes and Queue Jumps in Downtown
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 08:59:05 AM »
Too funny that someone already took out some of the dividers on Forsyth already. When I'm driving into work these new bus lanes are making peoples heads explode making a left on Monroe.

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Re: New JTA Bus Lanes and Queue Jumps in Downtown
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 07:55:38 PM »
Kinda' spooky that the photos with the story show virtually no traffic.

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Re: New JTA Bus Lanes and Queue Jumps in Downtown
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2016, 09:16:01 PM »
We almost hit them this morning and they're already super scuffed up with black marks. Literally a day after implementation.

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Re: New JTA Bus Lanes and Queue Jumps in Downtown
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 02:40:30 PM »
Anytime traffic is stopped to allow specialized service to have priority, the result is less capacity.   JTA is slowing traffic and making the rush-hour congestion worse.   The bus only lanes on Forsyth and Bay streets are confusing and will lead to accidents and more congestion; the absolute opposite affect that our public funded agency should be engaged in.   Westbound traffic on Bay Street is being compressed from 2 to a single lane so that a random bus can have  a segregated lane into the Skyway Terminal.   If you read the article the bus lanes are only in affect during specific times of the day, yet there is a police cruiser blocking the road in the afternoons.   Also there is absolutely no signage that stipulates the times when the lanes are in affect.   There are lies being told and someone will need to answer up.    The segregated lane on Forsyth has a stop line, yet private vehicles and busses blow right through this stop line like it is not there.  This poses more problems with vehicles trying to turn south onto Jefferson.    Drivers are caught trying to move into the turn lane while busses and cars are running the stop line that is painted on the road.  Let's get some video of this mayhem instead of taking pictures early on a Sunday morning.

If these are the decisions that the new JTA president is making (along with the latest scandal involving Rep Brown's Office) then our City Council should be asking for his resignation.   Every tax paying individual should be outraged at the connection between JTA and Von Alexander.   Rep Brown's office's reach into our county funded agency is very troubling.