JTA ‘Skyway of the Future’ forum set for Tuesday
Jacksonville's Skyway.


The Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s Skyway has been a subject of controversy locally and a wide range of opinions — including calls to tear the fixed-rail system down and efforts to expand it beyond the downtown area, toward the stadium on the east and out toward Brooklyn and Riverside.

Those interested in weighing in on the Skyway will have an opportunity Tuesday afternoon, with a 4:30 p.m. forum scheduled at the Main Library downtown.

“Last December, the JTA Board of Directors approved a recommendation by staff to develop a Skyway Modernization Program. The plan will consider future technology, potential system expansion and an operating plan. It will also cover near-, mid- and long-term improvements,” reads a release from JTA.

Movement toward bringing the Skyway into the 21st century is already underway, JTA asserts, with a “fresh new look” for the 27-year-old system that includes updates of the current cars with a “silver and blue color scheme” that jibes with JTA’s current branding.

A.G. Gancarski

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