Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

JTA Wants Public Input on Proposal for Trolley Service during Lunch

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

JTA Wants Public Input on Proposal for Trolley Service during Lunch

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Byline: HEATHER LOVEJOY

If the Jacksonville Transportation Authority offered to drive you to lunch (which won't last more than an hour, really), then back to the office, would you accept the offer?

The JTA wants to know.

That lunchtime scenario might be possible next year in Riverside and downtown if the authority decides to establish a trolley route during midday hours between downtown, Riverside Avenue and the Five Points area, according to Mike Miller, the authority's director of external affairs.

To gather feedback about the proposal, the authority will hold a public meeting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the lower-level conference room of the St. Joe Co. building at 245 Riverside Ave.

Employees, business owners and residents can stop by anytime during the open house meeting to view maps of the proposed route and a video outlining the trolley plan.

Nothing about the plan is finalized, Miller said, and the authority wants community members' comments on whether they would use the trolley, as well as on what the most efficient route and hours of service would be. …

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