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FrontRunner: Salt Lake City gets more Rail

Today, Jacksonville celebrates the opening of JTA's Five Points Trolley. Meanwhile on the other side of the country, Salt Lake City residents are flocking to the recently completed FrontRunner commuter rail line and enjoying the economic development the line is bringing with it.

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CSX JAXPORT plan opens the door for Commuter Rail

While most of Jacksonville focuses on the impact of CSX's rail enhancement plans on JAXPORT, Metro Jacksonville takes a look at how this impacts potential Urban Commuter Rail and Bus Rapid Transit plans.

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A case study for JTA: San Diego Sprinter Opens

The San Diego Sprinter, the country's newest commuter rail system officially began operations on March 9, 2008.

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The End of State Road 9A

As construction of the State Road 9A (SR 9A) comes to an end, a new name for the highway is currently being installed throughout town.

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When will JTA provide the 'T' in TOD?

Over the last several weeks we have witnessed two Transit Oriented Developments (TODs) announced by the private sector. Interestingly enough, neither development featured JTA's planned Bus Rapid Transit System, despite a decade of planning. Instead, both developers chose to feature potential rail...

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Rail without the FTA: Detroit

Private-sector money behind a $103 million light-rail transit loop on Detroit's Woodward Avenue could cut 20 years off the planning process of bringing light rail to America's Motor City. Is anyone in the Mayor's Office and JTA paying attention?

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Rail without the FTA: Houston METRORail

Known as the Red Line, METRORail is a 7.5 mile, 16-station starter light rail line located in Houston, TX. METRORail stands out among recently completed rail lines because it was funded without the help of the Federal and state governments. Is something like this possible for Jacksonville?

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Metro Jacksonville and JTA on the same page?

On Tuesday evening, at the request of Executive Director Michael Blaylock, Metro Jacksonville representatives met with JTA officials to openly discuss the future of mass transit in Jacksonville.

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Commuter Rail: How close can stations really be?

Early BRT meetings led you to believe that commuter rail could not be set up to serve urban core neighborhoods due to station spacing constraints. Orlando's proposed commuter rail system shows that this theory couldn't be further from the truth.

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The Future of Transit in Jacksonville

MetroJacksonville is proud to present a documentary focussing on the future of transit in Jacksonville. This presentation was prepared for the City Council's Transportation, Energy Utilities Committee meeting, which was held February 20th 2008 at 10am.

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