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JTA Boards OKs Free Skyway Through September 2015

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – September 12, 2014 The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) Board of Directors approved the extension of the fare-free Skyway service until September 30, 2015.

The Skyway has been fare-free since January 30, 2012, and has experienced tremendous success in terms of ridership increase. Since then, JTA has experienced significant ridership gains, increasing by a monthly average of 72 percent, with about 4,339 riders every weekday.

“The fare-free Skyway program has been beneficial in promoting downtown activities, such as First Wednesday Art Walk, One Spark and the Jazz Festival,” said JTA CEO Nathaniel Ford, Sr.

The JTA Skyway is a 2.5-mile long, elevated monorail system that glides high above the busy streets of the Downtown core, crossing the St. Johns River to Kings Avenue on the Southbank. The fully automated Skyway features eight stations and provides convenient access to businesses, government offices, restaurants, shops, museums and entertainment venues. In keeping with JTA’s original people mover plan, convenient Park-n-Ride lots are located at the Convention Center, as well as the San Marco and Kings Avenue stations.

The Skyway hours of operation are Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends are open for special events only. The JTA provides complimentary access to the Skyway for customers with bikes weekdays during non-peak hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and after 6 p.m.