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Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) recognized by Natural Gas Vehicles for America

JACKSONVILLE, FL. – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) was recently honored at the Natural Gas Vehicles for America’s (NGVAmerica) 2022 Industry Summit and Annual Meeting. JTA was a recipient of the 2022 NGV Achievement Award for their contributions to advancing natural gas in the public transportation industry.

“This award is a testament to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s commitment to our long-term sustainability goals as outlined in our five-year strategic plan, MOVE2027,” said JTA Chief Executive Officer, Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. “With the recent additions of CNG-powered buses and electric charging stations, we look forward to continuing to invest in a zero-emission and low-emission fleet.”

The JTA began phasing out diesel buses with CNG with the launch of the First Coast Flyer Bus Rapid Transit Network in 2015, and built a CNG filling station on the Myrtle Avenue Operations Campus through a public-private partnership with Clean Energy. The JTA also added two battery electric buses and charging stations in 2020.

Additionally, the JTA was awarded $15.4 million through the Low or No Emissions Buses & Bus Facilities Grant Program from the U.S. Department of Transportation in August 2022. This grant will replace 21 additional diesel buses with CNG by 2023.

The Authority’s current fleet features 127 CNG buses, 61 diesel buses, seven hybrid diesel buses, and two battery electric buses.

Sustainability is a key theme of the JTA’s five-year strategic plan, MOVE2027 — Mobility Optimization through Vision & Excellence. The plan is to keep the Authority at the forefront of a changing region and mobility landscape. To learn more about sustainability efforts and the future of mobility in Northeast Florida through MOVE2027, read the full plan at


About the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is an independent state agency serving Jacksonville, Florida and Northeast Florida with multi-modal responsibilities. The JTA provides varied mass public transit services, and is a builder of roads, bridges and other infrastructure to enhance mobility in Jacksonville. Public transportation services include BRT and regular bus service, paratransit, the St. Johns River Ferry, Skyway APM, and other mobility and on-demand services in Duval, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns counties. To learn more, visit

About NGVAmerica

NGVAmerica is a national trade association of sustainability solutionists and experts in the clean transportation field. Our roughly 200 members are dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles, ships and carriers powered by natural gas and biomethane. NGVAmerica member companies produce, distribute, and market natural gas and biomethane across North America, manufacture and service natural gas vehicles, engines, and equipment, and operate fleets powered by clean-burning gaseous fuels. Find out more at: