2 companies bid to run Jacksonville's water taxi service



Two companies have submitted bids to run Jacksonville's water taxi service, Action News has learned. One company turned its bid in past the 2 p.m. Wednesday deadline.

About nine companies showed interest in running the water taxi during a pre-bid meeting last week, though not all the companies followed through with the bid. 

The city will start reviewing the two bids on Thursday and hopes to have a recommendation as early as next week.

A short-term deal to start the water taxi up sooner is in the works, but there is no estimated start date for that yet.