JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Melvina Kirkland is one of the thousands who ride the Skyway every week through downtown Jacksonville.
"It takes you places and you don't have to take the bus," said Kirkland.
Rider Chris Mims agrees, and says it also pays to ride because you don't have to spend your own money on gas.
"It's convenient basically for anybody," said Mims.
JTA is expecting to celebrate its one millionth rider Friday.
The Skyway took its first passenger in 1989.
Over the years, it got longer, adding three more phases to bring it to 2 and half miles long.
But JTA says with more passengers every year, they have an even larger goal for the future.
"We would like to expand the skyway. We know there are some areas such as Riverside Avenue where there is a demand and if we could expand it would help those areas," said JTA Vice President of Operations Lisa Darnall.
JTA was turned down for a $10 million grant to help fund that new portion.
It is now looking for other funding to push forward on the expansion plan.
Right now, the Skyway does not make a profit.