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.
Southside company using artificial intelligence to make railways safer
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg sent a letter Sunday to the CEO of Norfolk Southern, warning that the freight rail company must “demonstrate unequivocal support for the people” of East Palestine, Ohio, and surrounding areas after a fiery train derailment led to the release of chemicals and residents expressing concerns about their health.
JTA adjusts routes in response to demand for service
Customers have been giving the agency feedback about which routes need more service as the city has begun reopening after the lockdown. Additional “plug” buses will continue to add frequency to routes as needed throughout the day as demand for ridership begins to grow, JTA said. As a precaution, all JTA employees are required to wear face coverings while on the job, at a JTA facility or construction site, or while driving a revenue vehicle. While not required, JTA strongly encourages customers to wear at least a cloth covering while on board. Social distancing, enhanced cleaning activities and other measures remain in place at the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla, and at all JTA transportation hubs.
JTA, FSCJ partner on education, autonomous vehicle testing
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Florida State College at Jacksonville have agreed to expand JTAs autonomous vehicle program with testing and educational initiatives on FSCJ campuses. Through four initial phases, the U2C will leverage the existing Skyway infrastructure and expand that network through ground-level connections and convert those structures to support autonomous vehicles. The first phase, the Bay Street Innovation Corridor is fully funded. Our community is leading the way to the future of autonomous vehicles, said FSCJ President Dr. John Avendano. Through this MOU, JTA and FSCJ will develop an Agile Plan for on-campus use.