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Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla
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General information
Location100 LaVilla Center Drive
Jacksonville, Florida
Coordinates30°19′45″N 81°40′20″W / 30.329047°N 81.672206°W / 30.329047; -81.672206
Owned byJacksonville Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Bus routes
  • Bus interchange JTA Bus: 1, 3, 4, 8A, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 31, 53, 80, 201 (Clay Express), 800 (Nassau Express), XS2 (St. Johns Express)
  • Bus rapid transit First Coast Flyer: Blue, Green, Orange, Red
Bus stands21
ConnectionsBus interchange Greyhound, Megabus, RedCoach (at Intercity Bus Terminal)
Construction
Structure typeGround level and elevated
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJune 1989
Rebuilt1996–1997, 2017–2020
Previous namesTerminal, Convention Center
Services
Preceding station Jacksonville Transportation Authority Following station
Terminus Northbank Line Jefferson
toward Rosa Parks

The Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla (JRTC) is an intermodal transit station in Jacksonville, Florida. It serves the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) bus system, the First Coast Flyer bus rapid transit (BRT) system, and the Jacksonville Skyway monorail, as well as home to JTA's administrative offices.

It is across the street form the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center and connected to by a pedestrian bridge to the Intercity Bus Terminal which is served by Greyhound Lines, Megabus and RedCoach.

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Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville is a city located on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida, the most populous city proper in the state and is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States as of 2020. It is the seat of Duval County, with which the city government consolidated in 1968. Consolidation gave Jacksonville its great size and placed most of its metropolitan population within the city limits. As of 2020, Jacksonville's population is 949,611, making it the 12th most populous city in the U.S., the most populous city in the Southeast, and the most populous city in the South outside of the state of Texas. With a population of 1,733,937, the Jacksonville metropolitan area ranks as Florida's fourth-largest metropolitan region.

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is the independent agency responsible for public transit in the city of Jacksonville, Florida, and roadway infrastructure that connects northeast Florida. However, they do not maintain any roadways. In 2021, the system had a ridership of 5,886,200, or about 20,200 per weekday as of the second quarter of 2022.

First Coast Flyer

First Coast Flyer

The First Coast Flyer is a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Jacksonville, Florida, owned and operated by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). It currently consists of four radial routes running north, southwest, southeast, and east from the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center in Downtown Jacksonville, where it connects to the Jacksonville Skyway. The first phase, including stations in Downtown Jacksonville and the northbound Green Line, opened in December 2015, with the southbound Blue Line opening in 2016. Additional phases, including the eastbound Red Line and southwestern Orange Line opened in 2018 and 2021, respectively.

Jacksonville Skyway

Jacksonville Skyway

The Jacksonville Skyway is an automated people mover in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, operated by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). Opening in 1989 with three stations in Downtown Jacksonville, the Skyway was extended in 1996 following a conversion from its original technology to Bombardier Transportation equipment. It was expanded again in 1998 and 2000. The currently fare-free system comprises two routes across 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of track, serving eight stations, and crosses the St. Johns River on the Acosta Bridge. In 2021, the system had a ridership of 296,300, or about 1,100 per day as of the second quarter of 2022.

Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center

Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center

Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center is a 265,000-square-foot (24,600 m2) convention center located in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Opened in 1986, it was built incorporating Jacksonville Terminal Complex / Union Station as well as several thousand square feet of newly built structure.

Greyhound Lines

Greyhound Lines

Greyhound Lines, Inc. operates the largest intercity bus service in North America, including Greyhound Mexico. It also operates charter bus services, Amtrak Thruway services, commuter bus services, and package delivery services. Greyhound operates 1,700 coach buses produced mainly by Motor Coach Industries and Prevost serving 230 stations and 1,700 destinations. The company's first route began in Hibbing, Minnesota in 1914 and the company adopted the Greyhound name in 1929. The company is owned by Flix North America, Inc., an affiliate of Flixbus, and is based in Downtown Dallas.

Megabus (North America)

Megabus (North America)

Megabus, branded as megabus.com, is an intercity bus service of Coach USA/Coach Canada operating in the eastern, southern and midwestern United States and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. It is the North American service equivalent to the European Megabus.

History

LaVilla station was one of the three original Jacksonville Skyway stops that opened with the initial 0.7-mile (1.1 km) Phase I-A segment in June 1989. It was originally called "Terminal Station" in reference to the Jacksonville Terminal, a former train station that was converted into the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in 1986 and renamed "Convention Center" in reference to the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center. Built to provide public transit access to the Convention Center, it is the western terminus of line, which ran east to Jefferson station and Central station. All three stations were closed for one year between December 1996 and December 1997, when the Skyway transitioned from Matra to Bombardier Transportation technology.[1][2]

The station has an adjacent park and ride lot.[3] The City of Jacksonville had long planned to incorporate the site into an intermodal transit station, with the return of rail service to the Jacksonville Terminal.[1] In May 2017, JTA announced that the station would be closed about two months later for the construction of the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC).[4]

The station reopened as part of the new Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center on May 4, 2020.[5]

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Jacksonville Skyway

Jacksonville Skyway

The Jacksonville Skyway is an automated people mover in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, operated by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). Opening in 1989 with three stations in Downtown Jacksonville, the Skyway was extended in 1996 following a conversion from its original technology to Bombardier Transportation equipment. It was expanded again in 1998 and 2000. The currently fare-free system comprises two routes across 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of track, serving eight stations, and crosses the St. Johns River on the Acosta Bridge. In 2021, the system had a ridership of 296,300, or about 1,100 per day as of the second quarter of 2022.

Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center

Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center

Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center is a 265,000-square-foot (24,600 m2) convention center located in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Opened in 1986, it was built incorporating Jacksonville Terminal Complex / Union Station as well as several thousand square feet of newly built structure.

Jefferson station (Jacksonville)

Jefferson station (Jacksonville)

Jefferson station is a Jacksonville Skyway monorail station in Jacksonville, Florida. It is located on Bay Street just west of Jefferson Street in Downtown Jacksonville.

Central station (Jacksonville)

Central station (Jacksonville)

Central station is a Jacksonville Skyway monorail station in Jacksonville, Florida. It is the transfer point for the system's Northbank and Southbank lines. It is located on Bay Street between Pearl and Julia Streets in Downtown Jacksonville.

Matra

Matra

Matra was a French industrial conglomerate. During its years of operation, it was engaged in a wide range of business activities, primarily focused around automobiles, bicycles, aeronautics and weaponry.

Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation was a Canadian-German rolling stock and rail transport manufacturer, headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

Park and ride

Park and ride

A park and ride, also known as incentive parking or a commuter lot, is a parking lot with public transport connections that allows commuters and other people heading to city centres to leave their vehicles and transfer to a bus, rail system, or carpool for the remainder of the journey. The vehicle is left in the parking lot during the day and retrieved when the owner returns. Park and rides are generally located in the suburbs of metropolitan areas or on the outer edges of large cities. A park and ride that only offers parking for meeting a carpool and not connections to public transport may also be called a park and pool.

Future and proposed projects

First Coast Commuter Rail is a proposed passenger rail system serving Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida region. It is currently in the early planning stages. Three routes were analyzed in depth: north to Yulee, Florida, southwest to Green Cove Springs, Florida, and southeast to St. Augustine, Florida.[6]

Brightline is an inter-city passenger rail system between Miami and West Palm Beach with an under-construction extension to Orlando. Jacksonville is a likely expansion point for the near future, as the FEC Railway already owns the tracks running there.[7]

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Yulee, Florida

Yulee, Florida

Yulee is a Census county division (CCD) in Nassau County, Florida, United States. It is situated in northeastern Florida, directly south of the Florida/Georgia state line, and 24 miles north of downtown Jacksonville, Florida. The community’s population is currently 28,798 as of April 2018. Yulee is part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area, which was home to 1,504,980 people in 2017. Today, the Yulee CCD is a residential bedroom community for those who commute to Jacksonville, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, or other locations in Southeast Georgia, but is working to diversify its tax base.

Green Cove Springs, Florida

Green Cove Springs, Florida

Green Cove Springs is a city in and the county seat of Clay County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,378 at the 2000 census. As of 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 6,908.

St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine is a city in the Southeastern United States and the county seat of St. Johns County on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida. Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, it is the oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement in what is now the contiguous United States.

Brightline

Brightline

Brightline is an inter-city rail route between Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida that runs on track owned by Florida East Coast Railway.

Miami

Miami

Miami, officially the City of Miami, known as "the 305", "The Magic City", and "Gateway to the Americas", is a coastal metropolis and the seat of Miami-Dade County in South Florida. With a population of 442,241 at the 2020 census, it is the second-most populous city in Florida. The Miami metropolitan area is the ninth-largest in the United States with a population of 6.138 million in 2020. The city has the third-largest skyline in the U.S. with over 300 high-rises, 58 of which exceed 491 ft (150 m).

Source: "Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 26th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacksonville_Regional_Transportation_Center_at_LaVilla.

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References
  1. ^ a b Bell, Jon (December 22, 2014). "Jacksonville, Florida: The Skyway". www.jtbell.net. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Schneider, Jerry B. (May 31, 2013). "Jacksonville's Automated Skyway Express Downtown Peoplemover". faculty.washington.edu. University of Washington. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Skyway" (PDF). www.jtafla.com. Jacksonville Transportation Authority. June 6, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  4. ^ Kitchen, Sebastian (May 13, 2017). "JTA to shut down 2 Skyway stations for construction". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center officially open after COVID-19 delay". Action News Jax. Retrieved September 27, 2021.
  6. ^ "JTA – NE Florida Commuter Rail Feasibility Study" (PDF). July 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 13, 2011.
  7. ^ "High speed rail project has eye on Jacksonville". Metro Jacksonville. December 23, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2022.

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