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In the second week of December, passengers set a record at Jacksonville International Airport.

Mark VanLoh, CEO of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, said the airport broke its pre-pandemic peak of 2019 passenger traffic levels.

That’s mostly because of strong commuter and leisure travelers, despite the slow return of business travel.

Full article: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/duval-at-1-million-demands-on-infrastructure-rise-with-population
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Re: Duval at 1 Million: Demands on infrastructure rise with population
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2023, 03:52:07 PM »
I was there in the second week of December and I can attest to the business.  Had to park on the roof of the daily garage and pre-check took about 15 minutes to get through.  I love that the airport is doing well and can't wait for a London flight!

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Re: Duval at 1 Million: Demands on infrastructure rise with population
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2023, 06:40:52 PM »
And then there is this oft-repeated fluff quote while "Rome burns"....

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....As part of its “Move 2027” plan, JTA is studying the feasibility of commuter rail from Jacksonville to St. Augustine in St. Johns County to mitigate what is expected to be heavier traffic conditions on Interstate 95.

Ford said JTA is considering decentralizing its operations and building mobility hubs throughout the city to provide more dedicated bus routes and other services to Jacksonville neighborhoods.

The agency also wants to expand regional transit services to St. Johns and Nassau counties and study transit service to Clay County.

JTA officials think growth will demand more transportation options such as bike lanes, autonomous vehicles and on-demand services...
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Re: Duval at 1 Million: Demands on infrastructure rise with population
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2023, 07:56:26 PM »
And then their is this oft-repeated fluff quote while "Rome burns"....

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....As part of its “Move 2027” plan, JTA is studying the feasibility of commuter rail from Jacksonville to St. Augustine in St. Johns County to mitigate what is expected to be heavier traffic conditions on Interstate 95.

Ford said JTA is considering decentralizing its operations and building mobility hubs throughout the city to provide more dedicated bus routes and other services to Jacksonville neighborhoods.

The agency also wants to expand regional transit services to St. Johns and Nassau counties and study transit service to Clay County.

JTA officials think growth will demand more transportation options such as bike lanes, autonomous vehicles and on-demand services...


While other major metro areas in our state are launching or proposing new intercity services and putting hundreds of millions down on expanding urban and regional rail, we're redoing a study we've done about 3 times already and proposing more self-driving cars that don't work. Peachy.
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Re: Duval at 1 Million: Demands on infrastructure rise with population
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2023, 10:08:07 PM »
We obviously love our studies! It's time to implement things we've already known for a while now.
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Re: Duval at 1 Million: Demands on infrastructure rise with population
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2023, 02:05:37 PM »
And then their is this oft-repeated fluff quote while "Rome burns"....

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....As part of its “Move 2027” plan, JTA is studying the feasibility of commuter rail from Jacksonville to St. Augustine in St. Johns County to mitigate what is expected to be heavier traffic conditions on Interstate 95.

Ford said JTA is considering decentralizing its operations and building mobility hubs throughout the city to provide more dedicated bus routes and other services to Jacksonville neighborhoods.

The agency also wants to expand regional transit services to St. Johns and Nassau counties and study transit service to Clay County.

JTA officials think growth will demand more transportation options such as bike lanes, autonomous vehicles and on-demand services...


While other major metro areas in our state are launching or proposing new intercity services and putting hundreds of millions down on expanding urban and regional rail, we're redoing a study we've done about 3 times already and proposing more self-driving cars that don't work. Peachy.
It's a tie between Jacksonville and Tampa.  Which city will strike first?

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Re: Duval at 1 Million: Demands on infrastructure rise with population
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2023, 06:34:04 PM »
I demand a bicycle lane connecting the furthest remote sections of St Johns county to JIA.

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Re: Duval at 1 Million: Demands on infrastructure rise with population
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2023, 08:38:56 PM »
Jacksonville “ Celebrated” One Million years ago.
Jacksonville’s Millionth Mania.
Fireworks Downtown.
Bold New City was so ardent in attaining Million status that the Millionth Mania proceedings were based on including adjacent counties population.
Duly noted in Carl Hiaasen’s book “ Kick Ass”.
“ Jacksonville’s Millionth Mania”.
A local ( Me) quoted.