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Hurricane Dorian Advisory – St. Johns River Ferry Closure

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will close the St. Johns River Ferry on Monday, Sept. 2, in advance of severe weather conditions expected from Hurricane Dorian.

Ferry service will continue through normal business hours Sunday.

As a precaution, the JTA is also temporarily removing the vessel from Mayport Village. The Jean Ribault will be stored at a secure location in Green Cove Springs.

Service will resume following the storm and after we can ensure the safety of customers and employees.

All other JTA transit services continue to operate as scheduled until further notice.

The JTA is monitoring Hurricane Dorian’s trajectory and working with the City of Jacksonville’s Emergency Operations Center to determine any potential response. The Authority is ready to deploy any resources necessary to help our community get through a severe weather event.

Any changes to JTA transit operations, paratransit services and regional services will be announced through JTA social media and to local news outlets.

For a complete list of JTA resources available to you and your family before, during and after a hurricane, or for what to do in the event of a city-ordered evacuation visit our Hurricane Evacuation webpage.

JTA emergency notifications are also available through the JTA See & Say app, available on the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).

Customer Service representatives can be reached at (904) 630-3100; TTY (904) 630-3191 from 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays to answer any questions or concerns.

As a reminder, JTA administrative offices are closed for Labor Day. All transit operations will adhere to Sunday scheduling. Visit the Schedules page for more information.