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First Coast Flyer Ridership Continues to Grow
« on: April 11, 2016, 10:00:01 AM »

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Re: First Coast Flyer Ridership Continues to Grow
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 10:16:09 AM »
That's actually a really good promo vid. Hope the service will match that quality when it's all said and done.

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Re: First Coast Flyer Ridership Continues to Grow
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 10:35:43 AM »
^Amen. This is more professional than anything JTA EVER put out under Blaylock.

Glad to see the service is doing well. While I'd love to see some type of rail mixed in especially for the urban core (and it still might be in the plan), Nathanial Ford seems to at least have a vision that they are executing towards. I don't think you can argue with that.

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Re: First Coast Flyer Ridership Continues to Grow
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2016, 05:17:53 PM »
Is the JTA making the First Coast Flyer look good at the expense of the rest of the system?

The old system had its problems, but it had its strengths as well.

The Flyer received some new buses (that were needed), but is the JTA capable of maintaining this level of service?

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Re: First Coast Flyer Ridership Continues to Grow
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2016, 07:34:29 PM »
Is the JTA making the First Coast Flyer look good at the expense of the rest of the system?

The old system had its problems, but it had its strengths as well.

The Flyer received some new buses (that were needed), but is the JTA capable of maintaining this level of service?

I don't use the JTA buses (just the Skyway), but everyone I know that uses the buses say the service is better and most important, the run times are getting more predictable.

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Re: First Coast Flyer Ridership Continues to Grow
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2016, 10:08:41 AM »
Is the JTA making the First Coast Flyer look good at the expense of the rest of the system?

The old system had its problems, but it had its strengths as well.

The Flyer received some new buses (that were needed), but is the JTA capable of maintaining this level of service?

I don't use the JTA buses (just the Skyway), but everyone I know that uses the buses say the service is better and most important, the run times are getting more predictable.

Better may be a start. But, 40-50 minute headways is still completely unacceptable as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: First Coast Flyer Ridership Continues to Grow
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2016, 11:23:04 AM »
^The Flyer lines JTA is in the process of setting up will have 10-15 minute headways.  As they are phased in, that should enhance the reliability and effectiveness of the overall bus system.
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Re: First Coast Flyer Ridership Continues to Grow
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2016, 03:06:33 PM »
On somewhat related news, JTA is selling their park-and-ride lot in Mandarin on San Jose blvd.
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Re: First Coast Flyer Ridership Continues to Grow
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2016, 03:45:15 PM »
On somewhat related news, JTA is selling their park-and-ride lot in Mandarin on San Jose blvd.

There is a lot of extra land behind the parking lot which will be included in the sale as I understand it.  The park and ride lot will still exist but on a scaled down basis. 

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Re: First Coast Flyer Ridership Continues to Grow
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2016, 06:28:44 PM »
I still want to know who the hell approved their logo/marketing design. Yikes.

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Re: First Coast Flyer Ridership Continues to Grow
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2016, 07:23:58 PM »
This started with JTA's route optimization initiative:
Routes with 15 min frequency - before ROI - zero. After ROI - 10
Routes with 30 min frequency - before ROI - 2. After ROI - 20
Routes running after 11 pm - before ROI - 11. After ROI - 22
Routes running after midnight - before ROI - 3. After ROI - 16.
This was a year before JTA launched the First Coast Flyer.

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Re: First Coast Flyer Ridership Continues to Grow
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2016, 07:32:35 PM »
Well that's good. I was under the impression that they were getting rid of the park and ride loot asll together.
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Re: First Coast Flyer Ridership Continues to Grow
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2016, 01:44:12 PM »
JTA is adding a new Park-n-Ride at Lem Turner and I-295 to mostly service those coming from Nassau County and will ride the First Coast Flyer into town. Groundbreaking in later this week.