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Coronavirus Update: JTA Shifting to Modified Bus Schedule March 17

JACKSONVILLE, FL  – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will shift bus routes to a modified schedule starting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

The safety, health and security of our customers, employees and our community is our top priority, therefore, the JTA is taking steps to mitigate potential exposure of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Effective on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and continuing through the end of March, our weekday bus routes will run on a modified schedule. Schedules will remain unchanged on Saturdays and Sundays.

This modified weekday schedule will match our ‘Saturday Schedules’. In addition to the bus routes that normally operate on Saturdays, we will continue to run some of our Shuttle Routes, which primarily serve economic development centers and key area:

  • Route 80, the NAS Shuttle
  • Route 84, the Philips/Grand Bay Shuttle
  • Route 86, the Northside Shuttle

Routes 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 50, 51, 53, 81, 82, 85 and the First Coast Flyer Blue Line, Green Line and Red Line will continue to operate Monday – Saturday. Express Routes 200, 201, 202 and 205 will also continue to operate.

No service changes are planned for the ReadiRide, Door-To-Store, Connexion and Connexion Plus Paratransit services, the St. Johns River Ferry or the Nassau Express Select.

The Skyway will remain closed.

We are asking customers to stay in their vehicles when using the St. Johns River Ferry.

Schedules can be found HERE and on already printed materials at JTA bus stations and facilities. 

Please note that the NextBus app will not be functional during the next few weeks while this modified schedule is in place. Please call JTA Customer Service at (904) 630-3100 if you need assistance with a specific route. 

The JTA continues to coordinate with the City of Jacksonville Emergency Operations Center, the Florida Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and other agencies to monitor this fluid situation. Daily cleaning and disinfecting of JTA vehicles and stations will continue and could be increased as needed.

We expect these changes to stay in place through March 31, 2020, at which time we will re-evaluate, modify or update our plans.

Customers should continue to follow the guidelines established by the CDC and follow updates from the City of Jacksonville’s EOC. Those guidelines can be found at CDC.gov.