Author Topic: Bus bench ad battle pits Jaycees, city of Jacksonville  (Read 372 times)


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Bus bench ad battle pits Jaycees, city of Jacksonville
« on: February 04, 2019, 11:36:01 AM »
Always love lawsuits based on contracts signed pre-consolidation:

Sixty years ago, the Jacksonville Jaycees entered into an agreement with the city of Jacksonville that allows the club to install donated benches with affixed advertising signs at bus stops.

The Jaycees are going to court over the city’s charge that some of the benches violate Section 741 of the Ordinance Code.

That code prohibits signs that are attached by private parties to objects located in the right-of-way.

On Jan. 15, the Jaycees and Metropolitan Systems Inc. filed a complaint in the 4th Judicial Circuit seeking to prevent the city from requiring removal of signs attached to the benches that are located outside Urban Services District 1, the city limits of Jacksonville before the 1968 consolidation of the city and Duval County governments.

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Re: Bus bench ad battle pits Jaycees, city of Jacksonville
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 02:56:48 PM »
A related issue is that the transit provider (JTA) is responsible for making bus stops with any amenities more that a Bus Stop sign, ADA compliant.  I believe that FDOT is responsible for ensuring compliance (at least on State Roads), and is taking the position that as long as JTA is making progress toward that end, they will be OK.  For a bus stop to be ADA compliant, it must have a paved pad of certain minimum dimensions, but large enough to allow a wheelchair (or other mobility device) room to maneuver. I also think, if there is a sidewalk within a 'reasonable distance', a sidewalk must be build connecting the bus stop and the existing sidewalk.  See page 8 of the linked document, FDOT ADA Accessibility Program.