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Blaylock Leaving JTA

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. March 23, 2012 — The Jacksonville Transportation Authority Board today unanimously approved a contract amendment resulting in Michael Blaylock’s tenure as Executive Director ending September 30, 2012.

Blaylock has served the authority for 30 years, the last 10 as Executive Director.

Authority Chairman Ed Burr reminded the Board of the Authority’s significant accomplishments during Blaylock’s tenure, including successful completion of 31 Better Jacksonville Plan projects valued at over half a billion dollars largely on budget and on time, the acquisition of nearly 200 million dollars in discretionary grant funding to advance transportation projects in Northeast Florida, significant enhancement to transit rider amenities, including bus shelters, and dramatic increases in customer satisfaction.

According to Board Chairman Ed Burr, “Michael has served the Authority with dedication and distinction, and in my many years of knowing him, Mr. Blaylock has always put the needs of the Authority and the public it serves first. His approach to this transition process is another example of this.”

The transition agreement approved by the Board reduces Mr. Blaylock’s severance under the existing contract by half, and ends the existing contract 20 months early.