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JTA's revised Autonomous Innovation Center plan

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority plans to construct a new multi-million dollar operations and maintenance facility in LaVilla for the proposed autonomous Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C) project. Originally a design was submitted that did not align with the design standards and vision for Downtown Jacksonville and the LaVilla community. As a result, the project was deferred by the Downtown Development Review Board back in August. Now the JTA had produced a new design with the intent to seek DDRB conceptual approval in October. Take a look at the design and let us know what you think. Read More

9 Hispanic Jax history facts

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, here are nine stories that suggest Hispanic influence on the development and culture of Jacksonville is just as old as the city itself. Read More

Lost Jacksonville: Real Streetcars

Streetcars were a common sight in U.S. cities at the beginning of the 20th century, but by the 1960s, they had been wiped out, usually replaced by buses deemed cheaper to operate and more comfortable. More than a half-century after streetcars were abandoned and burned, several U.S. cities are working to revive them. Why? Because of their uncanny ability to rapidly transform once-decrepit neighborhoods into economic powerhouses by attracting billions of dollars of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) within walking distance of their routes. Read More

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