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St. Johns River Ferry Resumes Service Following Upgrades and Maintenance

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (February 26, 2024) – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA) St. Johns River Ferry will resume service on Tuesday, February 27. 

Ferry service was suspended for three weeks for infrastructure improvements and scheduled maintenance. This preventative maintenance will enhance customer safety and extend the Jean Ribault vessel’s service life.  

The completed Phase V of infrastructure improvements include upgrades to the catwalk access and mooring bollards at Fort George Island, updates to warehouse equipment and systems, improved signage, bridge gantry preservation and refurbishment, and approach slab replacement.  

These upgrades are part of JTA’s MOVE2027 RegionalWorks strategy to improve waterborne transportation in the Northeast Florida region. 

The St. Johns River Ferry is open seven days a week with service available from 6 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Service on the car and passenger ferry departs every half hour, with each trip between Fort George Island and Mayport Village taking approximately five minutes. For full details, including ticket information, visit or download the MyJTA mobile app.  


About the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) 

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is an independent state agency serving Jacksonville, Florida, and Northeast Florida with multi-modal responsibilities. The JTA provides varied mass public transit services, and is a builder of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure to enhance mobility in Jacksonville. Public transportation services include BRT and regular bus service, paratransit, the St. Johns River Ferry, Skyway APM, and other mobility and on-demand services in Duval, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns counties. To learn more, visit www.jtafla.c