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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2018, 08:47:07 AM »
If they want to innovate downtown bring back two-way streets.  This isn't rocket science.
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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2018, 10:11:08 AM »
Just tweeted from Marco Rubio:

"Great news today for #Jacksonville. Working with Mayor @lennycurry @CityofJax we have been able to get @USDOT to fund both the Bay Street Innovation Corridor & the Urban Core Riverside projects. More details coming in press release. #Sayfie"

https://twitter.com/marcorubio/status/1070695596317655040

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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2018, 10:21:06 AM »
Well, I guess we'll see how this works out sooner than later. What's the Urban Core Riverside project?
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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2018, 10:28:33 AM »
^ was wondering the same exact thing.

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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2018, 10:45:19 AM »
^No clue on Urban Core Riverside, but I've heard that the final piece of the Hart Bridge ramp removals were also funded.

Don't know if it's true or not, but that's be another big win if so.

Great work to all those involved were bringing home the funding.

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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2018, 10:53:35 AM »
^On twitter, Curry is reporting Hart Bridge ramp money is involved.
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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2018, 10:59:45 AM »
^On twitter, Curry is reporting Hart Bridge ramp money is involved.

Sweet!

I'm glad it's not coming out of the general fund.

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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2018, 11:03:58 AM »
^On twitter, Curry is reporting Hart Bridge ramp money is involved.

Part of President Trump's amazing infrastructure deal I'm sure.
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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2018, 11:05:27 AM »
Well, I guess we'll see how this works out sooner than later. What's the Urban Core Riverside project?

Just got a press release. It's a project to turn Riverside Avenue into a giant lightup keyboard that plays notes when Skyway pods drive across it.
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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2018, 11:27:23 AM »
A little more detail, it's now being reported that USDOT will pick up the full remaining $12 million for the $36-$37 Hart Bridge ramp removal project.

The city has agreed to pay $12.5 million, and the state has agreed to match that $12.5 million, if the project happens.

City Council votes on Tuesday on formally appropriating our $12.5 million contribution to the project.

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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2018, 12:23:28 PM »
Well, I guess we'll see how this works out sooner than later. What's the Urban Core Riverside project?

Just got a press release. It's a project to turn Riverside Avenue into a giant lightup keyboard that plays notes when Skyway pods drive across it.

Will it play the opening to Sweet Home Alabama?

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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2018, 12:30:57 PM »
The Bay Street Innovation Corridor proposal got $12.5 of the $62 million it needs. Also, the Urban Core Riverside project was a mistake in the tweet. That's the Hart Bridge ramp project.

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/282736-jax-transportation-money
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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2018, 12:49:10 PM »
The Bay Street Innovation Corridor proposal got $12.5 of the $62 million it needs.

Here's the breakdown of how the JTA envisions funding the project:



The piechart makes my brain hurt:

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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2018, 12:58:43 PM »
A BUILD Grant?......hmmm.....
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Re: JTA & TPO Propose $63 million "Innovation Corridor" Downtown
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2018, 11:34:42 AM »
Well, I guess we'll see how this works out sooner than later. What's the Urban Core Riverside project?

Just got a press release. It's a project to turn Riverside Avenue into a giant lightup keyboard that plays notes when Skyway pods drive across it.

Haha, that would be awesome!