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Special Extended Hours on JTA Skyway in October

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – September 27, 2016 – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is excited to provide residents and visitors with additional transportation options for many of the special events in October. JTA’s Skyway will operate extended hours to support the thousands of people visiting Downtown Jacksonville.

October Special Events Skyway Schedule:
• Saturday, October 1          10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• Wednesday, October 5     6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
• Saturday, October 8          9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Saturday, October 22        6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Friday, October 28             6 a.m. to 1 a.m.
• Saturday, October 29        9 a.m. to midnight

Paid parking will be available in the Johnson and Houston lots north of the Convention Center Skyway Station, located at 1071 W. Bay Street. Paid parking is also available at the Kings Avenue Garage (Credit Card Payment Only).

“JTA is pleased to support the community by offering extended hours and complimentary access to the Skyway,” said Lisa Darnall, Vice President of JTA Transit Operations. “We encourage visitors to enjoy the ride in the Skyway as you glide above traffic.”

The Skyway is a 2.5 mile, fully automated elevated people mover serving the Downtown core and crossing the St. Johns River to the Southbank. It features eight stations – five in Downtown and three on the Southbank – providing convenient access to Hemming Park, the Prime Osborn Convention Center, the main library, restaurants, shops, museums and entertainment venues.

The Skyway is getting a fresh new look as we move toward a modernization plan for the system. As you know, the system is 26 years old and the vehicles could use a face-lift. The new look also gives us an opportunity to use JTA’s current branding. The first step is to update the look of the Skyway vehicles. You will begin to see the new look of the existing vehicles gliding over the St. Johns River and above Downtown city streets. Also coming is updated Skyway station signage and other improvements.

For a complete listing of Skyway station hours and information about bikes on the Skyway, call JTA customer service at (904) 630-3100; TDD 904.630.3191