Author Topic: It's Time for Some Real Talk on JTA's Skyway Plans  (Read 6646 times)

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Re: It's Time for Some Real Talk on JTA's Skyway Plans
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2018, 06:46:49 AM »
Follow the money. At the end of the day, this country's infrastructure investments are largely based on the economics of certain entities making a profit from those decisions. The average taxpayer isn't at the table breaking bread.
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Re: It's Time for Some Real Talk on JTA's Skyway Plans
« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2018, 05:20:53 PM »
The existing portion of the Skyway between the convention center and Jefferson Street will soon be resurfaced and converted into the second "test track" for the clown cars.

Effectively ends the full, existing system as we know it.

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Re: It's Time for Some Real Talk on JTA's Skyway Plans
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2018, 05:49:47 PM »
WTF?!?!?

Seems kind of self-defeating when you close down the portion of the skyway that FINALLY has people living in proximity to a station to test your new toy.
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Re: It's Time for Some Real Talk on JTA's Skyway Plans
« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2018, 07:49:05 PM »
WTF?!?!?

Seems kind of self-defeating when you close down the portion of the skyway that FINALLY has people living in proximity to a station to test your new toy.
Exactly! What about the new Greyhound/JTA/Brightline megaterminal? ;D

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Re: It's Time for Some Real Talk on JTA's Skyway Plans
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2018, 09:04:35 PM »
Seems they could use one track for "testing" and the other for regular Skyway service.

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Re: It's Time for Some Real Talk on JTA's Skyway Plans
« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2018, 12:24:10 AM »
That would make a lot of sense but if they're going to really do this, they may as well do it on something that riders can actually use. IMO, it would be better to take a lane out of an existing local street (like Park Street or something) between the JRTC and Five Points. Then at least your test track is actually an extension of service that ties in areas not currently connected to downtown efficiently, like Brooklyn and Five Points. That would give them a much better idea of user preferences and cost a lot less to implement. As of right now, no one will publicly admit it but the existing test track is a waste of everyone's time and money. It really doesn't reveal anything not already being illustrated in other test facilities across the country and because it's not part of an actual transit service, it doesn't really tell you anything about operating in Jax's environment either.
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Re: It's Time for Some Real Talk on JTA's Skyway Plans
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2018, 02:03:20 AM »
The existing portion of the Skyway between the convention center and Jefferson Street will soon be resurfaced and converted into the second "test track" for the clown cars.

Effectively ends the full, existing system as we know it.

So this is really happening. Our transportation administration is going to try and justify the cost of building out yet another untested transit system with no guarantee of success or effective functionality within our city. Oh, good grief.