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JTA Celebrates ‘Topping Out’ of JRTC at LaVilla

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – January 10, 2019 – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) held a topping out ceremony this morning for its new administrative building, the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC) at LaVilla, celebrating a major milestone in the construction process where that last steel beam was put into place.

The $57.3 million JRTC will be a transportation hub connecting intercity, regional and local transportation providers including Greyhound, Megabus and JTA’s First Coast Flyer, local bus routes, Skyway and future Ultimate Urban Circulator or U2C.

The five-story, 40,000-square-foot administration building, located next to the Prime Osborn Convention Center, is the second and final phase of the JRTC. It is expected to be completed in February 2020.

“The Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla is the future of mobility, a future that brings all modes of transportation into a seamless integrated network of expanded and enhanced transportation, and so much more,” said JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. “This new addition to the Jacksonville skyline represents the realization of a bold vision for the future of transportation in the Northeast Florida region. It will allow customers to gain easy access to restaurants, shopping, sporting events, entertainment and the Beaches community in one urban center.”