The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) held a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning to celebrate the completion of the Avenues Walk Park-n-Ride Center. The Center serves the First Coast Flyer Blue Line along with Routes 23 and 27. The ceremony was held at 10508 Avenues Walk Boulevard.
“Already the largest Bus Rapid Transit network in the Southeast, the Avenues Walk Park-n-Ride Center enables residents in St. Johns County and southern Duval County to park and ride into Downtown Jacksonville for work, a concert, sporting event and more,” said JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. “The Flyer serves as an economic driver for the region, spurring a half-billion dollars in economic activity in the last year.”
The $2.9 million project features parking for 88 vehicles, First Coast Flyer branded stations, bike racks, totems, ticket vending machines, solar trash and recycling and energy efficient LED site lighting. It also features an indoor customer waiting area with restrooms, a full service customer service area, along with safety and security offices. The project was funded by the Federal Transit Administration, Florida Department of Transportation and the JTA.
In attendance at the ceremony (l-r): Jacksonville City Councilman Danny Becton, JTA Board Chairman Isaiah Rumlin, JTA Board Treasurer Denise Wallace, JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr.,
Matthew Dews from Senator Marco Rubio’s office and Tony Hill from Congressman Al Lawson’s office.