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Public meetings on proposed service changes

JTA is hosting two public workshops and a public hearing to solicit feedback from the public regarding proposed service changes. Routes being discussed are the NS19, P4, R5, S1, WS12 and WS52 buses; Arlington and Beaches Community Shuttles; and all service after 7 p.m.
 
S1 Regency/Avenues
The proposal is to end the route at Regency Square Mall instead of Downtown. The new route would travel between Regency Square Mall and The Avenues. Travel from Regency to Southside Boulevard would also change. The outbound bus would depart the mall, turn left on Atlantic, right on Live Oak (which becomes Forest) right on Fraser, right on Lake, left on Eisenhower and left on Southside. At Ivey, the southbound route will enter the service road. The inbound trip will remain on Southside to Eisenhower then reverse the loop. The area on Southside between Eisenhower and Atlantic and on Atlantic between Southside and the mall would not be served. If approved, the Regency to Downtown leg would be served by the modified R5 FSCJ/Regency.
 
R5 FSCJ/Regency
If the S1 modification is made, the R5 route would move to the service road on the Arlington Expressway to pick up riders currently using the S1. No other changes are proposed to this route.
 
P4 Myrtle Ave./Roosevelt Blvd.
No route change is being proposed. A schedule change is proposed to make connections with the Cecil Field Community Shuttle and WS6 Stockton/Wilson.
 
WS12 Murray Hill/Edgewood
The end of the route is being considered for modification. The proposed change would take the route from Normandy Boulevard to Lenox Avenue to Plymouth Street to Cassat Avenue. The purpose is to serve an apartment complex on Lenox.
 
NS19 Avenue /River City Marketplace
The schedule is being considered for modification to improve on-time performance.
 
WS52 Blanding Commuter Express
The proposal is to add one trip in the morning and one in the evening to the service.
 
Arlington Community Shuttle
A change in the schedule is under consideration to improve on-time performance issues.
 
Beaches Community Shuttle
A change in the schedule is under consideration to improve on-time performance issues.
 
Service after 7 p.m.
Modification to all service after 7 p.m. is being considered.  The plan is to look at the number of riders on all trips systemwide after 7 p.m. and see if the ridership is high enough to keep the run. Those trips with low ridership may be discontinued.

Public Meetings on Proposed Service Changes
Public Workshops
FSCJ Downtown Campus, 101 W. State St.
 October 5, 2010, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 4–5:30 p.m.
 
FSCJ Kent Campus, 3939 Roosevelt Blvd.
October 7, 2010, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 4–6 p.m.
 
Public Hearing
FSCJ Downtown Campus, 101 W. State St.
October 28, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 4–5:30 p.m.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but want your input to be considered, send your comments to:
Kent Stover
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
100 N. Myrtle Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Fax: (904) 630-3166
kstover@jtafla.com

Or send a comment through our online comment form.