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Regional Transportation Authority Study Panel completes effort and submits report

At the direction of the Florida Legislature, through the Florida Department of Transportation, JTA facilitated a study effort regarding the framework for the creation of a regional transportation agency (RTA).  The RTA Study boundaries included Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties.  A Study Advisory Panel was formed to advise the JTA and FDOT during the course of the study comprising 50 private citizens and elected officials representing all seven counties and the municipalities within the Northeast Florida region. The advisory panel, as well as members of the public, met six times between September 2009 and January 2010. Material presented at each meeting is outlined below.  The full text of the Legislature’s action, contained in HB 1213, is available by clicking on this link:

HB1213 Section 20

This study effort concluded with the submittal of the Final Report to the Florida Legislature on February 1, 2010.  The Final Study Report contains the key findings of the seven county study, along with the recommendation for the creation of a study commission to focus on the framework set forth in the study report.  The study team and advisory panel reached consensus that there was a need for a regional transportation perspective, but more time is necessary to conduct the essential detailed discussions regarding regional transportation options.

Thank you to all who participated in this initiative, especially the members of the advisory panel.  The JTA and the study team appreciate your time and participation in this very important regional study effort. This website will be updated to provide any follow up actions from the Florida Legislature following review of the submitted documents. The Executive Summary and Final Report are available through the links below. If you would like to provide comment on this topic, please click here.

RTA Study Executive Summary 
Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Agency Study Final Report    

To view the Regional Transportation Agency Study page please click here.