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JTA Schedules Public Meetings for December Service Changes & FCF Launch

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – July 5, 2018 –The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is holding a series of public meetings and a public hearing to share service enhancements and seek public input regarding proposed changes to the bus system. The meetings will be in an open house format where customers can discuss the proposals and provide feedback. The public is encouraged to attend to review the proposed changes and provide input.

Service changes are an essential part of our continued commitment to improve public transportation. This includes routes that will be affected by the launch of the East Corridor of the First Coast Flyer™ Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in December. Discussion topics will include the elimination of four Community Shuttle Routes; replacement of the shuttles with limited fixed route service; route enhancement for current Route 33 and changes to routes 4, 8, 31 and 32.

The 18.5 mile East Corridor (Red Line) will be the longest corridor in the network and nearly doubles the footprint of the existing First Coast Flyer™ system, connecting more people to jobs, education, healthcare and entertainment.

The $33.9 million East Corridor project is funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the JTA. The scope of the project includes 21 branded stations, transit signal priority at 32 intersections (holds green lights, allowing buses to move through intersections without stopping) and off-board fare collection.

JULY PUBLIC MEETINGS
Monday, July 9, 2018
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Highland Regional Branch Library Auditorium
1826 Dunn Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Monday, July 16, 2018
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church Harvin Hall
2137 Hendricks Avenue
Jacksonville , FL 32207

Thursday, July 19, 2018
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Beaches Branch Library
Community Room
600 Third Street
Neptune Beach, FL 32266

Thursday, July 26, 2018
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
FSCJ South Campus
Room # U135A
11901 Beach Boulevard
Neptune Beach, FL 32246

PUBLIC HEARINGS
Thursday, August 2, 2018
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
FSCJ Downtown Campus
Room # A1068 (large auditorium)
101 West State Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Presentations as needed at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

All interested persons or groups are encouraged to attend and participate. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or familial status. Anyone requiring special accommodations should contact Cheryl Riddick at 904.632.5522 or email criddick@jtafla.com no later than seven days prior to the meeting. These meetings are ADA and transit accessible.

For information about JTA, please contact the JTA’s Customer Contact Center at 904.630.3100; Florida Relay at 800.955.8771.