“The JTA is thrilled to see the amount of success One Spark 2014 has seen during its opening days,” said Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. JTA CEO. “On Wednesday and Thursday alone, our Skyway transported nearly 22,000 customers to the crowdfunding festival, marking a 15% increase from the first two days during the 2013 festival.”

In addition, to the complimentary parking lots around the JTA’s Convention Center station, located at 1071 W. Bay Street, the JTA will offer parking services at the Kings Avenue Parking Garage for a $5 fee. Vehicles may enter the garage between the following hours:

Friday April 11 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday April 12 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sunday April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. </b>

Personnel will direct customers to the appropriate spaces beginning on the second floor of the garage. Customers will then have access to hop on the Skyway at the Kings Avenue Skyway Station and travel to the festival. Please note, the garage exit gates will close at 3 a.m. Customers will be required to remove their vehicles before closing.

The JTA will continue to offer complimentary access on the Skyway during the One Spark 2014 festival with the following hours:

Friday April 11 from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Saturday April 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Sunday April 13 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.</b>

For additional information, please contact JTA’s customer service at 904-630-3100 or visit www.jtafla.com. For more information on One Spark crowd funding festival, please visit http://www.beonespark.com/.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is an independent state agency governed by a seven-member board of directors. JTA operates Jacksonville’s public bus service, downtown automated Skyway and paratransit service. The Authority also plans, designs and builds roads and bridges. JTA’s mission is to improve Northeast Florida’s economy, environment and quality of life by providing safe, reliable, and efficient multimodal transportation services and facilities. For more information, visit www.jtafla.com.