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What is Transit Oriented Development?

Metro Jacksonville explains what our own transit authority can't: Transit Oriented Development.

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I'm smaller than Jax and I have Rail: Albuquerque

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a commuter rail system serving the metropolitan area of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is administered by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Mid Region Council of Governments (MRCOG), a regional government planning association.

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JTA's Inclement Weather Plan

From the JTA Website...

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Rail on a Budget: Austin's MetroRail

Austin's MetroRail is one of the most financially efficient systems in the country because it's already paid and it runs on existing track. Other cities that build from scratch pay much more, which is generally done with bonds or taxes. - Misty Whited, Capital Metro spokesman. This is a plan...

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Bus Shelters Done Right

Once again, Jacksonville has proven incapable of implementing simple solutions to solve simple problems. Now that bus shelter advertising has been rejected, let's take a look at some viable and attractive solutions we should have taken advantage of.

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Rail on a Budget: Nashville's Music City Star

With a total construction cost of $41 million, Nashville's 32 mile Music City Star is the most cost effective commuter rail start-up in the nation.

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I'm Smaller than Jax and I have Rail: Tacoma

Tacoma Link is a 1.6 mile light rail line that serves downtown Tacoma. As of 2006, Tacoma had 598,023 less residents than Jacksonville.

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JTA is about to Choke Art Walk to Death

Find out why JTA's plans for downtown could mean the end of Art Walk, as we know it today.

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I'm Smaller than Jax and I have Rail: Charlotte

Despite being more spread out, sprawled, and less dense than Jacksonville, Charlotte is already reaping the benefits of constructing its first light rail line, after a successful ten years of operating a downtown streetcar service.

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I'm Smaller than Jax and I have Rail: Memphis

The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) operates 6.7 miles of trolley lines with a fleet of 20 vintage and replica trolley vehicles. As of July 2006, metroplitan Jacksonville had 17,416 more residents than metropolitan Memphis.

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