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Solve the JTA Cryptogram

Advanced Cryptography is a required course when working towards your doctorate in JTA Bus Rideology.

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Downtown Trolley Bus coming to Five Points

Beginning in January 2008, JTA will connect Downtown to Five Points, via the Downtown trolley bus. Here are the proposed routes, both interim and long term.

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BRT Traveling Salesmen Come To RAP Meeting

JTA officials had the opportunity to explain their BRT plans to the RAP Board Meeting on Wednesday night and once again citizens in attendance came away even more convinced that the local BRT plan is a boondoggle in the making. Let's take the opportunity to clear up a few misconceptions presented...

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BRT Contemplation

Concerns from a downtown business owner about the negative effects of establishing a bus rapid transit highway through the heart of the downtown core. At this point, does JTA really care?

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Monroe Street: A viable alternative for BRT?

JTA claims that they are planning a BRT system to respond to downtown's traffic needs in 2030, not today. Here's an open and shut case to why Monroe Street is a superior alternative to anything JTA has considered so far for their BRT system.

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Shands & The S-Line: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!

Redeveloping the area around the Shands campus will likely ensure the opportunity for growth and could enhance the hospital's reputation. We are going to make sure we do all we can to create an environment where they can grow more and have a stronger presence here for all the right...

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BRT: Killing Downtown, The Final Chapter

Thursday morning, Downtown Vision hosted a meeting between Downtown Stakeholders and JTA officials, concerning Bus Rapid Transit. As predicted, those in attendance got the chance to see some Fourth of July fireworks. Here is a review, in question and answer format, of yesterday's heated discussion.

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Bus Rapid Tragedy Strikes Again

In 1997, a new 3-mile busway loop known as the “LYMMO” was introduced to the streets of downtown Orlando. The LYMMO serves as a free downtown people mover or shuttle service running on a continuous loop throughout the central business district. For whatever reason, consultants continue...

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Poltergeist IV: They're Back! JTA and BRT

Like a bad rash, it just won't go away. The second round of public hearings for JTA's proposed downtown Bus Rapid Transit System was recently held and the environmental assessment results are of particular interest regarding BRT Downtown. Take a look at the information and make up your mind for yourself.

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Downtown BRT: 10 Questions for JTA

Today, JTA will be hosting their second round of public dog and pony shows for the Downtown busway project. There will be two sessions held at the Main Library for the convenience of those who don't have day jobs. The first will be from 11am - 1pm and the second from 4pm - 6pm.For those who will...

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