JTA Board agrees to provide ferry funding

Published On: Oct 31 2013 04:51:07 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2013 04:52:12 PM EDT

In operation since at least 1948, the St. Johns River Ferry provides motorists a break from the traffic and saves 38 miles of driving using the alternate route to the other side.


The Jacksonville Transportation Authority Board of Directors on Thursday approved a $200,000 contribution to help fund the St. Johns River Ferry's operation for the fiscal year 2014.

The St. Johns River Ferry Commission, which is managing the ferry service, received funding from the city of Jacksonville earlier to keep the service operating.

"The St. Johns River Ferry supports local tourism and significantly reduces commuter trips," said JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. "In addition, contributing to the ferry's operation further strengthens relationships between the JTA, the Florida Department of Transportation and the city of Jacksonville in providing effective ferry services."

The funds will be allocated by the JTA's operating budget in fiscal year 2014. The St. Johns River Ferry Commission will provide a monthly financial performance report and a long-term funding plan to the JTA.


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