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JTA Dedicates New Regional Transit Hub; Launches New Expanded Service from Clay

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) officially dedicated the Black Creek Park-n-Ride facility that will serve as a hub for newly expanded transit service from Clay County into Downtown Jacksonville. JTA's newly elected Board Chair Donna Harper and CEO Nat Ford were joined by Clay County Commissioner Wendell Davis and FDOT District Two Secretary Greg Evans at a ceremony this afternoon at the new site on CR 220.

(L-R) Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., JTA CEO; Wendell Davis, Clay County Commission Chair; Donna Harper, JTA Board Chair; Greg Evans, FDOT District 2 Secretary officially dedicate the new Black Creek Park-n-Ride facility in Clay County.

The X4 Regional Express is designed to provide commuters with more direct and efficient service to and from Downtown. Harper said the new service shows the Authority's dedication to regional transportation.

"Clay County is one of our partners and they have real transportation needs here. So we want to make sure we meet those needs," Harper said.

Clay County officials were equally excited about the opportunities this new service could mean to residents here.

"Over 50 percent of the workers in Clay County commute to Jacksonville," said Wendell Davis, chair of the Clay County Commission. "This facility is a great partnership to give commuters an alternative method of transportation and help reduce some of those traffic jams that we see on our highways."

On weekdays, the JTA’s X4 Regional Express bus will depart from the Black Creek Park-and-Ride lot at 6:17 a.m. and 6:47 a.m. with minimal stops to Downtown Jacksonville. Return trips will leave Downtown Jacksonville at 4:52 p.m. and 5:22 p.m.

For additional information on the new park-and-ride or X4 express service, please contact the JTA’s customer service line at 904-630-3100; TDD (904) 630-3191.