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JTA Awarded $6 Million in Community Project Funding for Service and Facilities Upgrades

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 12, 2024)—The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will receive funding for two Community Projects Funding (CPF) totaling $6 million, which will enhance JTA's Park-n-Ride facilities and the University Boulevard Complete Streets project.

"These projects will continue to advance JTA's vision of a Jacksonville and Northeast Florida that is powered by seamless mobility solutions for all, with safe and reliable facilities and an infrastructure built for all citizens," said JTA CEO Nathaniel Ford. "We are grateful for Congressman John Rutherford's ever-present support of the JTA and his leadership and advocacy to advance infrastructure projects that improve the quality of life for all."

Sponsored by Rep. John Rutherford, the first project, totaling $3 million, will fund the University Boulevard Complete Streets Project, which extends from Arlington Road to the Arlington Expressway. The upgrades include the addition of bike lanes, mid-block crossings, a high-emphasis crosswalk, and a median designed to facilitate safer left-turning movements. This project enhances the safety of multi-modal transportation and provides greater mobility to motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists in the Arlington area of Duval County.

“The success of these two projects is a great example of what can be accomplished when Washington gives local communities a stronger voice in funding decisions,” said Rep. John Rutherford. “JTA joined communities across America in advocating for their local needs before Congress. I was proud to fight for these two important infrastructure investments that make our transportation system safer and serve our community even better.”

The second project, totaling $3 million, will invest in upgrades for six Park-n-Ride facilities. These upgrades will improve lighting, update amenities, install new striping and milling, and resurface aging paving. The JTA operates 18 park-and-ride lots serving as intermodal transfer points to eight bus routes and two Skyway stations.

"We are thrilled to receive funding that will improve the access and the reliability of our infrastructure between Arlington Road and Arlington Expressway, as well as provide upgrades to our Park-n-Ride locations for our customers' benefit," said JTA Chair Debbie Buckland. "I thank
Congressman Rutherford for his leadership in securing this vital funding that will accomplish the work described and further economic development and jobs in Jacksonville."

These projects underscore JTA's commitment to improving the region's overall transportation infrastructure, ensuring safer, more accessible, and more convenient travel options that meet our community's growing needs.


About the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

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