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JTA to cut some trolley services to focus on Riverside

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Updated: 5/23/2013 5:39 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Downtown Jacksonville is losing a major transportation service next week.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority announced Thursday it plans to cut trolley services north of the Jacksonville Landing, east of the City Hall Annex Building and out to the St. James Building.

"Our customers spoke, and we listened. As a result of rider input, the new Riverside Trolley has been redesigned as a lunchtime service that will provide a faster, more cost-efficient service to lunch goers in the Riverside and downtown areas," said Clinton Forbes, Chief of Transit Operations Support.

The new route will run every 10 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. It will take riders from the Landing to Five Points. Trips will cost 75 cents expect for seniors over the age of 60. Those riders will not be charged a fare.

"Customers closer to the downtown core, near the new courthouse and Hemming Plaza, are encouraged to ride the Skyway to Central Skyway Station at no additional charge, and directly transfer to the Riverside Trolley near Bay Street," Forbes added.

To find out the location and schedule for specific stops, call JTA customer service at (904) 630-3100 or (904) 630-3191 for TDD. For more information on JTA products and services, including instructional videos, visit www.jtafla.com
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tlynn - 5/23/2013 7:52 PM
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By all means…Give that JTA CEO a raise!!! Cut service, but give him EVERYTHING he wants…Don't forget stock options, and a gold parachute when he decides he's had enough!!!!
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