Transportation

JTA Riverside Trolley Offers Free Rides & Extended Service for Avondale Tour of Homes

Ride the JTA Riverside Trolley for free with your Avondale Tour of Homes ticket on Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th. Most of the homes on the Avondale Tour are along the Riverside Trolley route, so hop on and hop off as you please. The Riverside Trolley will run in 12 minute frequencies on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Trolley usually does not run on Sundays, so JTA is pleased to partner with the Avondale Tour of Homes to provide this extended service. Take advantage of the free ride and enjoy some of the most beautiful homes in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, April 4

Jacksonville, April 4- Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 8.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.61/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 7.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Jacksonville Aviation Authority Unveils New Public Art at JAX

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority and the Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission are proud to present SKY BRIDGES, an aerial sculpture and the 13th addition to the JAA permanent art collection.

SKY BRIDGES, by artists Melanie Walker and George Peters of Airworks Studio, is now hanging from the ceiling of JAX’s newly renovated connector bridge. The aerial sculpture works with the architecture of the connector bridge to amplify the natural light in the bridge’s skylight areas. The arcs in the work relate to the air flight paths of take offs and landings and the structure is reminiscent of the many bridges which are landmarks in the Jacksonville area.  The forms literally float in the space by multiple thin suspension cables fanned toward the upper skylight beams.

Fuel Price Brief for the Week of March 20

The national average price of unleaded regular gasoline is $3.54 per gallon, once-cent less than last week. Florida’s average price of $3.56 and Tennessee’s average price of $3.40 both decreased 2 cents from last week. While Georgia’s average price of $3.45 decreased 4 cents from last week, respectively.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, March 14

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 0.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Jacksonville during the past week, prices yesterday were 74.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 41.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 40.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 74.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, March 7

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 14.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.50/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 12.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.47/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Jacksonville during the past week, prices yesterday were 76.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 43.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 36.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 73.6 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

Man Survives After Car Hit By Train

Man Survives After Car Hit By Train

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating an accident involving a train off Stockton Street that shut down the road in both directions for about an hour.

According to police the driver was waiting at the cross arms, then got out of the vehicle to see if any trains were coming. When he saw the train stopped he decided to go around the cross arms. Then police said he stopped on the tracks.

What the man did not realize, police said, was the train started back up and hit his car.

JSO said the man was not injured.

CSX was able to clear the train from the roadway, but they tell us it will take about 2 hours to finish repairs.