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AirJTA: Ghost Bus?

AirJTA is a regularly scheduled bus service from Downtown Jacksonville to the Jacksonville International Airport. This service is a fast and economical way to get to the airport; the only problem is, no one is riding.

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I'm Smaller than Jax and I have Rail: Little Rock

The River Rail Streetcar is a 3.4 mile heritage rail system that began operating in 2004, connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock. As of July 2006, metropolitan Jacksonville had 448,965 more residents than metropolitan Little Rock.

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Taking advantage of what we already have

This presentation outlines Metro Jacksonville's solution for decreasing the cost of JTA's Bus Rapid Transit proposal, while creating an overall mass transit system that works best within our neighborhoods.

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I'm Smaller than Jax and I have Rail: Salt Lake City

TRAX is a two-line, 19 mile/24 station light rail system that began operating in Salt Lake City in 1999. As of July 2006, metropolitan Jacksonville had 210,275 more residents than metropolitan Salt Lake City.

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Bus Shelters: Time to Grow up Jacksonville

Our transit system is a joke. Finally JTA comes up with a plan to improve end user conditions, without taxpayer dollars and some civic groups, including DVI and JaxPride, are opposed because some shelters would include advertising space, such as this. Jacksonville isn't Mayberry anymore. It's time...

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BRT Meeting Held at City Hall

A brief summary of Councilwoman Glorious Johnson's meeting with JTA and various representatives of concerned residents, regarding bus rapid transit's impact on our community.

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Bring Back Jacksonville Traction: The Plan

Imagine, a light rail train in Downtown Jacksonville travels down Newnan Street, passes by the Florida Theater, just before heading down Water Street to the Prime Osborn Transportation Center. Could this be the future of Jacksonville Transportation?

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Is this a Walkable City?

Forget sidewalk cafes, you won't even be able to hear yourself think with the number of buses JTA's BRT plan will send through downtown streets.

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Bring Back Jacksonville Traction

Should Jacksonville build a rapid transit system based completely on buses (called BRT or Bus Rapid Transit), or streetcars (also called LRT or Light Rail Transit)?

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DVI Opposes Downtown BRT Plan

In this image, Los Angeles' Orange Line BRT lane is blocked by a stalled car. In the spirit of the situation, Downtown Vision has become the first public agency to oppose JTA's BRT plans, potentially altering the agency's wishes to force their buses down Adams, Forsyth Bay Streets at...

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