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Bike/Ped Advocates Desire Change For Jax's Future

The deadline for providing final comments and suggestions for roadway, bicycle, pedestrian, and transit projects that will be built in Northeast Florida over the next 30 years is quickly approaching. Unfortunately, there's a growing fear that bicycle and pedestrian projects may once again end up getting...

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Meeting To Extend I-795 Into St. Johns County Today

The City of Jacksonville may be on the verge of closing libraries, demolishing distressed neighborhoods, laying off public safety employees, and struggling to patch the holes in our municipal budget but life appears to be good when it comes to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and road...

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Remember this? JTA & Councilwoman Boyer Get It Right!

In November 2011, Metro Jacksonville's Robert Mann praised the immediate improvements made by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) after tipping off Councilwoman Lori Boyer's office of some seriously nasty and dangerous problems with a Southside bus stop. Just when we thought it was safe to...

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How Parking Spaces Are Eating Our Cities Alive

A brief but effective production from Streetfilms and transportation nonprofit ITDP about how parking spaces are eating our cities alive. Is Jacksonville paying attention?

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JTA Shrinks Transportation Center's Footprint

For years, Metro Jacksonville has claimed the Jacksonville Transportation Authority's (JTA) Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC) was too big for its britches and expensive for taxpayer's wallets. Now it appears that JTA is beginning to move in the right direction with a revised plan that...

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JTA: New System. New Routes. New Way.

This week, you can help the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) develop the future of public transportation in Jacksonville. Here are the details.

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San Jose Boulevard Gets Bike Lanes

In 2010, the passage of Jacksonville's 2030 Mobility Plan called for the City of Jacksonville to invest $36 million to fund over 100 miles of new bicycle facilities throughout the city. The addition of bike lanes to San Jose Boulevard was a major item on the proposed improvements list. Well, we can...

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Tucson Modern Streetcar System Opens

Tucson joins the ranks of cities investing in a modern streetcar as a means of stimulating urban core revitalization and vibrancy. Despite being smaller than Jacksonville, Tucson's streetcar experience provides Jacksonville with a unique example of how to embrace rail in the urban core.

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Downtown Night Trolley For Safe Weekend Fun!

Friday and Saturday nightlife just got easier and safer! Ride the Downtown Night Trolley from 6pm until 2am. The trolley route runs from Five Points in the Riverside neighborhood to Downtown including stops at the Jacksonville Landing, The Elbow entertainment district and downtown hotels. It connects...

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Transit: JTA's Strategy for Riders Might Worsen Routes

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is doing a good thing. It is eliminating duplication and redundancy, consolidating routes to better serve the market. Moving from lethargic 45-minute and hour-long headways to 15-minute waits gets us closer to the 5-7 minute headways of larger cities and...

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