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JTA, EWC Launch New Student Transit Program January 16

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Making college students more mobile is the goal of a new joint venture between the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and Edward Waters College (EWC).  This new partnership will allow EWC students to use their college ID card to ride any JTA bus.  The program will officially launch at a ceremony outside the EWC student union on January 16 (beginning at 12:30 p.m.)






“This is a great new opportunity for the students here at EWC,” said Dr. Karen Buckman, VP of Student Affairs.  “We are so pleased with the efforts of JTA to help our students gain more mobility and independence.”






Any student (with a valid EWC student ID) can hop on a JTA bus and go anywhere the service takes them.






“This allows JTA to show off our services to a younger audience and really let them experience JTA,” said Chad Reese, JTA Mass Transit Chief Operating Officer. “






JTA has three bus routes (K1, K2 and H2) that currently serve the EWC campus.  All three routes connect at the Rosa L. Parks Transit Station downtown to any number of routes to travel to the local malls, restaurants, entertainment, and employment centers throughout the city.






“As we achieve success with this EWC alliance, we then hope to expand this service to all of the area colleges and universities within reach of our transit system,” added Reese.  “We would like to see our buses packed with area college students going everywhere they need to go courtesy of JTA.”