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Extended hours for One Spark

JTA Extends Hours for One Spark

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – April 8, 2014 – Jacksonville’s One Spark, the world’s crowdfunding festival, is back for its second year and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is prepared to provide exceptional service to festival attendees.  During the April 9-13, 2014 event, the JTA will offer complimentary parking and Skyway services. 

 “Throughout the One Spark 2013 festival, we accommodated 44,282 customers on our Skyway system, marking a 129 percent increase in our weekday ridership,” said Lisa Darnall, VP of JTA Transit Operations. “This year, One Spark is estimating over 150,000 festival attendees; we invite those attending One Spark and downtown patrons to experience the Skyway and utilize this convenient mode of downtown transportation.” 

 The JTA will offer complimentary access to the Skyway at the 2014 One Spark festival during the following times:

 Wednesday               April 9 from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Thursday                   April 10 from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday                        April 11 from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Saturday                    April 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Sunday                      April 13 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In addition, the parking lots around the JTA’s Convention Center station, located at 1071 W. Bay Street, will be open for complimentary parking. The JTA will provide parking signage that will direct One Spark attendees to the available lots.

One Spark festival organizers are very enthusiastic about this year’s event.     

"One Spark is all about moving big ideas forward,” said One Spark Executive Director Joe Sampson. “With their focus on moving people forward, our partnership with JTA to provide free parking and extended Skyway service during One Spark makes perfect sense. People are at the very center of the One Spark brand, and we couldn't be more proud to align with a partner who values that."

For additional information, please contact JTA’s customer service at 904-630-3100 or visit  For more information on One Spark crowd funding festival, please visit