JTA gets federal funds for downtown autonomous transit

According to the article (Click Here for a full article) by Will Robinson, Reporter of Jacksonville Business Journal, the JTA will receive more than $1 million, as part of the Federal Transit Administration’s Pilot Program, to plan TOD along the Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C). This will be the autonomous vehicle successor to the Skyway. It will stretch 10 miles through downtown and surrounding districts. Jacksonville was the fifth highest award winner out of the 20 agencies to receive funding.

Furthermore, earlier this month, JTA and other city agencies won a $25 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to deploy an autonomous vehicle fleet along Bay Street – and to tear down the Hart Bridge ramps into downtown, implement an innovation corridor, install solar roads and sidewalks and more.

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