First Coast Flyer

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The First Coast Flyer is JTA’s premium bus rapid transit (BRT) 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, when completed will be the largest bus rapid transit system in the Southeast. The flyer will connect customers to jobs, businesses and attractions with features as unique as the region it serves.

Flyer Features

High-Frequency Service

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

Simple, Direct Routes

The direct routes quickly connect people to greater employment and entertainment opportunities, and eliminate the need for downtown transfers.

Wi-Fi on the Fly

The Flyer is a consistent hotspot of complimentary Wi-Fi, allowing customers
to catch up on email while traveling.

Stations That Stand Out

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 and Park-n-Ride lots have ticket vending machines (TVMs).

Load Your Star Card Downtown

Load your STAR Card before you board the Flyer by taking advantage of ticket vending machines at the Flyer’s downtown stations, Rosa Parks Transit Hub, and Park-n-Ride lots. Just tap your STAR Card on the Flyer’s farebox and you’re ready to ride.


The first lot (Armsdale) – at I-295 near Lem Turner – will open October 2016. The second lot (Avenues Walk) – at Avenues Walk Boulevard near Philips Highway – will open Fall 2018.

Dedicated Downtown Lanes

The Flyer will travel between downtown stations on dedicated bus lanes, making travel efficient and frequent.

Clean and Energy Efficient

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.

A Fare Price to Ride

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.

A New Way to Ride

In 2018, the JTA will have the largest BRT system in the Southeast with the addition of the East Corridor Red line.  When complete, the system will cover 57-miles of service.

JTA is moving forward with plans to implement the East corridor of the First Coast Flyer BRT system.  The planning and design phases are more than 60 percent complete and the line is scheduled to begin service in December 2018.

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