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Skyway Expansion: Forgotten Urban Core Neighborhoods

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority's (JTA's) plan to replace the Skyway with a system featuring autonomous vehicles called the "Ultimate Urban Circulator" (U2C) would expand the system into some coveted areas near Downtown. More controversially, it also calls for a new, multi-million dollar bridge...

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Updated renderings for JTA's transit center

With the relocated Greyhound terminal nearing completion, the JTA is moving forward with the second phase of its long proposed Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center.

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A Bike Lane For Downtown's Hogan Street?

Could protected bike lanes finally be coming to downtown Jacksonville? Yes, and Hogan Street is ground zero for this much-needed infrastructure and placemaking improvement.

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JTA receives a $16.9 Million grant for BRT project

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) was awarded a $16.9 million Capital Investment Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The funds will be used for the First Coast Flyer Bus Rapid Transit East Corridor or Red Line which is the fourth segment...

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It's Time for Some Real Talk on JTA's Skyway Plans

Local transit advocates were thrilled when the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) embarked on a mission to finally upgrade Downtown's long-suffering Skyway. But anticipation for what is being called the Ultimate Urban Circulator, or "U2C" is quickly melting. Could Jacksonville be setting itself...

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Getting rid of one-way streets won't fix DT's problems

Jacksonville has a history of implementing simple concepts poorly in its quest to revitalize downtown. In the rush to convert downtown’s one-way streets into two-ways, Jacksonville needs to avoid the familiar trend of outright going the wrong way.

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Feds Approve Brightline Expansion To Orlando

Company to launch service to Miami and start construction on Phase 2 expansion to Orlando in early 2018.

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Privately funded high speed rail project nears finish

What seemed to be a dream that many believed would eventually fade away is well on its way to becoming a reality. In 2011, Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) announced plans for a privately funded passenger rail system envisioned to transform the way people travel throughout Florida. Despite years...

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Florida's Bike Share Programs & Who's Next

Modern Cities shares a quick run down of Florida's existing bike share programs and a look at what's coming in 2017.

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JTA prepared to break ground on downtown transit hub

2017 is shaping up to be a transformative year for transportation initiatives throughout Jacksonville's urban core. This week, the JTA will seek Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) conceptual design approval for the heart of their long proposed Jacksonville Intermodal Center (JAXIS). Here's a look...

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