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Making “The Connector” a Reality

Metro Jacksonville's Kristen Pickrell highlights the attempt by Void Magazine and The Elbow to bridge the gap between two of Jacksonville’s hottest night scenes with transit.

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JTA's On-Time Transit Operations Campaign (OTTO)

According to a recent press release, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) has launched its On-Time Transit Operations (OTTO) campaign – following the re-opening of the Mathews Bridge – designed to improve on-time performance and enhance customer service.

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Bus Rapid Transit Coming To Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) wants to bring Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to Jacksonville. However, there's a lot of confusion about what's coming to Jacksonville is and isn't. Here's a glimpse at what's headed to our streets.

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Path Forward 2040: Investing In Our Future

Hundreds of years ago, North Florida began as a hub for commerce and transportation. In fact, our region includes some of our nation’s first ports, cities and roads. This transportation system shaped our past. Now it is time for us to forge a path to our future. Today, Metro Jacksonville provides...

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The South's Next Streetcar System: Atlanta Streetcar

With a goal of spurring infill economic development in downtown and Sweet Auburn, the City of Atlanta (COA), the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID), and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) have teamed up to implement a modern streetcar transit system in Atlanta's urban...

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Trainsforming America Coming to Jacksonville

There is no doubt that Jacksonville residents and most of America lives in a car culture. Many U.S. citizens don't know what it would be like to live in a train culture. The population of the U.S. is on track to add over 100 million people to the country by the year 2050. Airports and highways are already...

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State Road 9B Opens To Traffic

Jacksonville is a city that loves its highways. Now residents have another expressway to enjoy: State Road 9B.

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Attracting Choice Riders By Engaging Neighbors

Over two years ago, Metrojacksonville.com introduced a 4 month pilot program linking the restaurants and bars of Riverside, San Marco and Downtown neighborhoods together via a convenient transit option that utilized privately rented trolley buses. The experiment was a smashing success as hundreds of...

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JTA Skyway Expansion Loses: 2013 TIGER Grant Awards

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced 52 transportation projects across the country will receive a total of $474 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2013 discretionary grant program. The Jacksonville...

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An Ambitious Rails-To-Trails Project: The BeltLine

In June 2013, we highlighted Jacksonville's recently completed first dedicated urban bike path, the S-Line Urban Greenway (http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-jun-touring-jacksonvilles-s-line-urban-greenway). Now, we ask what could happen if Jacksonville attempted to take multi-use trail planning...

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