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JTA Celebrates 55 Years

JACKSONVILLE— For 55 years, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority—or its predecessor, the Jacksonville Expressway Authority—has been building roads and bridges throughout Duval County. Since 1971, JTA has also been providing public transportation through buses, trolleys, Community Shuttles, the Skyway and Connexion paratransit service. To celebrate this milestone and the agency’s contributions to the community, JTA has several special events planned.

Wednesday, December 1 - Art Ride comes to ArtWalk. JTA, in cooperation with nullspace gallery, will be hosting local artists on the platforms of the following Skyway stations: Kings Avenue, Riverplace, San Marco, Central and Hemming Plaza. The Skyway will be free to all riders from 5-10 p.m. In addition, the Riverside Trolley hours will be extended to midnight.

Thursday, December 2 - The world famous Rockettes will be arriving in style for their debut performances at the Times-Union Center—aboard a JTA trolley at 6 p.m.

Thursday, December 9 - The JTA Board meeting will be held at the Jacksonville Beach City Council Chambers at 2 p.m. Included at the meeting will be a retrospective of the last 55 years. Following the meeting, attendees will be bused to the Beach Boulevard Intracoastal Waterway Bridge for a brief celebration of the bridge’s first year.

Sunday, December 19 - The Riverside Trolley hours will be extended until midnight in conjunction with Riverside Avondale Preservation’s annual Luminaria.

Ongoing - JTA has a holiday window recapping the past, present and future. The window is located in the Carling Building at 31 W. Adams St.
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