The First Coast Flyer is JTA’s new, premium bus rapid transit service. The Flyer offers customers a frequent, limited-stop, easy and reliable way to get around town. Covering 57 miles of destination travel, the Flyer will be the largest transit system of its kind in the Southeast. The Flyer will connect customers to jobs, businesses and attractions with features as unique as the region it serves. It’s time to go with the flow; it’s time to get hooked on the Flyer.
When you are standing at a station, the Flyer’s branded buses will arrive every
10 minutes (peak) hours and every 15 minutes (non-peak) hours
The direct routes quickly connect people to greater employment and
entertainment opportunities, and eliminate the need for downtown transfers.
The Flyer is a consistent hotspot of complimentary Wi-Fi, allowing customers
to catch up on email while traveling.
Flyer stations have unique branding, are well-lit and feature (in most
locations) two shelters with benches, bike racks and a display kiosk with
real-time bus arrival information.
Downtown stations will also have ticket vending machines (TVM.)
Load your STAR Card before you board the Flyer by taking advantage of ticket vending machines at the Flyer’s downtown stations and at the Rosa Parks Transit Hub on the Flyer’s Green Line. Just tap your STAR Card on the Flyer’s farebox and you’re ready to ride.
Park-n-Ride lots can connect you with the Flyer and add convenience to your commute. The first lot – at I-295 near Lem Turner – will open late Fall 2016.
The Flyer will travel between downtown stations on dedicated
bus lanes, making travel seamless and frequent.
The Flyer fleet is comprised of 100% compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles
for a ride that’s quieter, more fuel efficient and better for the environment.
The Flyer not only offers a more direct route, it’s also affordable. The Flyer’s initial fare cost is $1.50, the same as JTA’s regular fare. For even more convenience, use your STAR Card.
The way Jacksonville rides transit changes forever this December. That’s when the First Coast Flyer is scheduled to begin service on the Green Line. With service from Rosa Parks Transit Hub near downtown along Lem Turner to I-295, the Green Line will give riders a frequent and more convenient transportation experience. JTA invites everyone to get onboard. The Green Line’s launched December 7, 2015. One ride and you’ll be hooked!