Jacksonville Transit proposes to eliminate a bus route

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Passengers in the Jacksonville area could see a change in the transportation system.

Jacksonville Transit has proposed to eliminate the Gold Express Route.

The route services place like Camp Johnson and Marine Corps Air Station New River. The buses for the route operates on weekends and holidays.

Officials said they’re doing away with the route because no one is using it. Transportation services director
Anthony Prinz said data shows a low number of passengers aboard within the past two to three years.

“Ridership used to be good, but then I believe a change in their mission, a change in the way they operate
aboard particularly Camp Geiger has really impacted our ridership,” said Prinz at Jacksonville Transit. 

Portions of the Gold Express Route will be covered by the Scarlette Route. However, selected portions
will not include Air Station New River.

Jacksonville Transit officials said because no one is riding on the Gold Express Route there won’t be an impact.

“It’s really not a reduction of service if no one’s riding it. So that’s the way I would characterize it. If no
body’s riding then was not really reducing service,” said Prinz.

Public input is wanted to move forward with the proposal.

No date has been scheduled for the changes.

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