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JTA seeks public input for proposed fare modifications

JACKSONVILLE, MAY 28 – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is seeking public input on fare modifications proposed for various JTA services.

Public meetings are scheduled for June 10 – 14 and June 18 - 20  to give customers a chance to provide feedback and to discuss modifications for all JTA fixed-route bus lines, First Coast Flyer BRT routes, ReadiRide and the St. Johns River Ferry.

To gain as much customer input as possible, the JTA outreach team also will be visiting transit hubs, the St. Johns River Ferry and high-rider bus stops in Jacksonville beginning June 3 to solicit feedback, answer questions and provide information in person.

Once customer input has been collected, the JTA Board of Directors will decide whether to move forward with a public hearing.

The proposed fare modification would only be the fifth since the JTA began providing public transportation services in 1971 and the first one since 2012.

If adopted by the JTA Board of Directors, these proposed modifications would go into effect on a later date which has yet to be determined.

 “The JTA has made significant investments with innovative services and technologies to expand the mobility of Jacksonville residents and the Northeast Florida region,” said JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr.

“The changes will allow the JTA to maintain sustainable financial plans in order to protect the Authority from fluctuating sales tax, gas tax revenues and changes in consumer behavior,” he said.

The proposed modification does not impact fares for Connexion and Connexion Plus paratransit services, the Skyway or Senior (65 years+) rates.

“Most importantly, fares would remain among the lowest in the nation when compared to public transit authorities with similar service territories,” said Ford.

Customers also will be able to receive discounts when they use the MyJTA app to purchase fares.