Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center
JTA’s vision of a regional multi-modal hub is coming to a reality with the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC). The JRTC, as we like to call it, will be a multi-modal hub, located in the heart of Downtown LaVilla area that will integrate key local, regional and intercity service in one location.
Improved connectivity between modes including local bus, BRT and Skyway; regional bus and future commuter rail service; and intercity bus and passenger rail service.
Project Scope includes:
Intercity Bus Facility (Greyhound) - To be completed by early 2018. JTA Administrative Offices including other amenities such as Parking, Pedestrian Bridge over Forsyth and Sidewalk improvements, Skyway improvements to include supervisor/driver’s area, restrooms and customer service, Other (kiss-n-ride, taxi, car share, bike share - to be ready for service by end of 2019)
Project Site Plan:
- The Intercity Bus Terminal would be approximately 8,000sf, the Bus Transfer Facility would consist of 13 bus bays and the Administration area would have approximately 35,000sf of interior space.
- The project procurement will be a two path approach:
- Request for Qualification for Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) procurement is advertised to shortlist by Nov 11.
- Issue a Request for Proposal RFP to shortlisted CMAR firms and select a CMAR by the Board in Dec 2015.Issue an RFP for a Design Architect/Engineer Oct. 12 and submit final shortlist of Design firms for Board approval by Dec 2105.
- Issue a design competition to the shortlisted designers and make final design firm selection by April 2016.
- Start design in May 2016.
- JTA has completed a conceptual design and FTA has approved the re-evaluation of the Environmental Assessment. Critical next steps in advancing the project include:
- Amended 40-year lease negotiated with Greyhound
- Securing a Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) on both the 5311(f) funds and the SIS funds with the Florida Department of Transportation
- Issued Request for Qualification for a Construction Manager
- The Construction Manager at Risk will manage the costs/Budget, the Schedule, quality and assist with selection of the design firm through a competitive process.
- Securing funding and Amtrak commitment to relocate to Downtown
- The construction of the JRTC is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.