2 companies bid to run Jacksonville's water taxi service

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

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.