JTA to suspend bus services Wednesday night, resume Friday

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority said it is suspending all bus services Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. with closures continuing through Thursday.

JTA said it anticipates service returning by mid-day Friday, following a Sunday schedule if weather permits.

JTA will suspend all transportation services if and when sustained winds reach 35 miles per hour, and will stop crossing major bridges in accordance with the instructions of law enforcement officials.

Additional detours and service disruptions may happen in the coming days due to flooding and other dangerous road conditions, JTA said.

As of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the following service updates are in effect:

*Status of Service

· JTA Bus Routes – OPEN until 8 p.m.

· St. Johns River Ferry - CLOSED

· ReadiRide – OPEN until 8 p.m.

· Express Select – OPEN until 8 p.m.

· Skyway – OPEN until 8 p.m.

· Paratransit – OPEN until 3 p.m.

· Administrative Offices – Closed at Noon.

Skyway

· Skyway service will close at 8 p.m. Wednesday, and reopen Monday, Oct. 3.

· Service may be suspended earlier based on weather conditions.

Connexion & Connexion Plus paratransit

· Paratransit services continue to operate on regular schedules until 3 p.m. Wednesday.

· Return and life sustaining trips will take place after 3 p.m., as long as it is safe to do so.

· We anticipate service returning by mid-day Friday, following a Sunday schedule if weather permits.

· Those with special medical needs must register with the City of Jacksonville if evacuations are ordered, and you are in need of  transportation to a shelter. Please call (904) 255-3172 for more info. Registration does NOT carry over year-to-year.

JTA Administrative Offices

JTA Administrative offices will close Wednesday at noon, reopening Monday, Oct. 3.

JTA Customer Service

JTA Customer Service remains open during normal business hours, 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. through Friday and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Service team at (904) 630-3100.

The JTA will provide regular updates through media advisories. All service alerts and detours are also visible through the JTA’s social media feeds, and the JTA website at https://www.jtafla.com/media-center/service-alerts/hurricane-ian-updates/.

Copies of the JTA’s Hurricane Preparedness Guide can be found at https://www.jtafla.com/ride-jta/how-to-ride/severe-weather/.


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