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Armsdale Park-n-Ride to open this October

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – May 5, 2016 – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) held a construction celebration this morning to showcase progress on the Armsdale Park-n-Ride facility located at 3191 Armsdale Road, adjacent to Interstate 295 on Jacksonville’s Northside. When completed this October, the facility will serve the First Coast Flyer™ (Bus Rapid Transit) “Green Line”.

The event was attended by City Councilman Reggie Gaffney, City Councilman Aaron Bowman, Nassau County Commissioner Danny Leeper, JTA Board Member Denise Wallace, JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., Jerry Mallot from JAXUSA Partnership and Joe Stephenson of the Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Commission.

“We are excited to give the community a first look at a regional facility that will enhance their quality of life with much needed transportation infrastructure,” said JTA Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. “The Armsdale Park-n-Ride will make it easier for customers in northern Duval and Nassau counties to connect with employment, education, healthcare and entertainment destinations.”

The $3.4 million project will feature parking for 189 vehicles, bike racks, an indoor customer waiting area, restrooms, customer service area with ticket vending machines, safety and security offices and a breakroom for staff and operators.

The “Green Line” provides limited stop service to Downtown Jacksonville with 10-minute frequency during weekday peak hours and complimentary Wi-Fi on energy efficient compressed natural gas buses.

The next segment of the five-phased First Coast Flyer™ system is the 11.1 mile Southeast Corridor which is scheduled to launch in December 2016 with seven branded stations, transit signal priority and a park-and-ride lot at Avenues Walk. When completed in 2019, the Flyer system will cover 57 miles of destination travel, and will be the largest bus rapid transit system of its kind in the Southeast.