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Riverside Avondale Night Trolley Expands Service Hours

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) announced that the Riverside Avondale Night Trolley will change from a monthly to a weekly service. Starting March 4, 2016, JTA, in cooperation with the Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), Miller/Coors and local participating merchants, will offer a Night Trolley service every Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

“We are excited to partner with local businesses and Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) to provide a weekly trolley service for residents and visitors,” said JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. “The Riverside-Avondale Night Trolley is a great way to travel to destinations throughout the historic neighborhood.”

JTA has also launched a new mobile application that allows customers to purchase an unlimited-ride, single-day pass for $4 with their phone. The MyJTA app provides real time vehicle location and electronic payment options for customers with the convenience of their mobile device. Download the free MyJTA app from Google Play or the Apple App Store and ride the trolley and/or JTA buses as many times as you like for only $4 a day. Visit www.myjta.com for more information.

One-day passes can also be purchased at Walgreens, JAX Bold City Brewery, Mellow Mushroom Avondale, Grassroots Natural Market and European Street. For those using cash, single trips are $1.50 with exact change on the trolley. Seniors 65 and older with a valid Senior STAR Card have complimentary access.

The Riverside Avondale Night Trolley features stops throughout the neighborhood residential and commercial districts, hitting Five Points, Park & King, the Shoppes of Avondale, the Brewery District, Stockton & College, and the St. John’s Village areas.

Customers can enjoy both the historic district and Downtown destinations like the Elbow or the Landing by connecting with a JTA bus. The Trolley connects to Routes 5 & 16 in Five-Points at Park and Margaret. From there, one can ride Route 5 to Forsyth and Laura near the Elbow. They can also take Route 16 to Broad and Monroe to get to the Elbow or connect with Routes 7, 8 or 17 headed to San Marco.