Frustrated father of Ribault Middle School student wants answers after he says bus didn’t show up twice this week
A father of a Ribault Middle School student wants the bus driver shortage to be handled differently after his child’s bus did not show up twice this week and is being left with more questions than answers regarding this issue.
Walmart & Salvation Army launch Stuff the Bus campaign
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. With families struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic, The Salvation Army and Walmart are joining forces to provide school supplies to those in need. Through this Aug. 7-9 drive, shoppers can buy school supplies while shopping at Walmart and then drop them off in Salvation Army collection bins posted at the front of each store. Maj. Keath Biggers, Northeast Florida Area Commander for The Salvation Army, issued a statement saying this campaign will help families hit hard financially by the coronavirus pandemic. Monetary donations can also be made to The Salvation Army. All donations made at the Jacksonville Stuff the Bus campaign event will stay within the local community to help families return to school with the supplies they need.
JTA moving bus operations to Forsyth Street location
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority will transition bus operations from the Rosa Parks Transit Station to the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla on May 4, according to a release. The JRTC at LaVilla is located at 100 LaVilla Center Dr. near the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center. The JRTC at LaVilla will replace the Rosa Parks Transit Station as the JTA’s main downtown bus transfer facility, serving most JTA regular and express bus routes, the Skyway and the First Coast Flyer Bus Rapid Transit network. All JTA bus routes will continue to operate on a “modified weekday schedule” to promote social distancing and to ensure safe travel for everyone, the release said. The east half of the Rosa Parks Transit Station will be closed and prepped for future transit-oriented development projects.