Tag: Skyway
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A.G. GancarskiAugust 16, 2017

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s autonomous vehicle program is progressing apace, and the next step: a test track. Emails between city officials reveal that track may be in one of the highest-visibility areas in the city. A Friday email from Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa laid it out. Mousa wrote that “the JTA has approached the City […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 15, 2016

Last Saturday, I checked out a protest against President-elect Donald Trump — the Jacksonville iteration of the #NotMyPresident movement. As protests go, it was as Shakespeare wrote: “sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Those in attendance – 150, maybe 200 – were peaceful, by and large. The signs and speakers were all earnest, in that young, leftish, […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 23, 2015

The fifth meeting of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority Skyway Subcommittee and Skyway Advisory Group happened on Monday, as the JTA gets ever closer to divining an action plan for the 30-year-old people-mover. Options run the gamut, from decommissioning the structure and leaving it subject to its own obsolescence, to replacing the cars, to expanding the […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 10, 2015

On Tuesday, Jacksonville Transportation Authority CEO Nat Ford offered an “lunch and learn” update of capital projects to a group of city officials, staffers, and the occasional journalist looking for a free sandwich at City Hall. Discussed: Blueprint 2020, which Ford described as the “roadmap of initiatives” for the next five years. “It’s a host of multimodal transportation […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 26, 2015

Storm clouds brewed over the main branch of the Jacksonville Public Library on Monday, as the talk inside centered on the Skyway. A one-hour subcommittee meeting preceded the first public forum about what to do with the outmoded conveyance. Like a VCR or compact disc player, the once state-of-the-art train system now requires either overhaul, […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 12, 2015

On Monday afternoon, the second meeting of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority Skyway Advisory Group convened in the JTA Boardroom, as group members weighed a variety of options regarding what to do with the Skyway as it approaches its 30th year in existence. Options range from tearing it down completely, to decommissioning it and letting it […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 16, 2015

Florida Politics has gotten confirmation that, as Councilman Tommy Hazouri told us, Council President Greg Anderson is planning to form a subcommittee with the express intent of looking at JTA issues, including the Skyway. “My understanding is that the Council President is planning to form a subcommittee to examine multiple aspects of the JTA,” wrote Anderson’s Executive […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 16, 2015

The Jacksonville Skyway. If you ever saw the classic Simpsons episode about the Springfield Monorail, you’ll know how most longtime locals feel about the almost 30-year old mass transit conveyance. The complaints are myriad. It isn’t especially accessible for the vast majority of residents. Some say it goes from “nowhere to nowhere.” Its aesthetics? Like something […]


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