To enhance and integrate regional transit services, we’ve developed a Regional Transit Action Plan. Many of the recommendations come from the Coordinated Mobility Plan developed previously in concert with transit providers across the region. The Plan includes short-term, low-cost improvements in communication, coordination, training, grant writing, procurement and pricing across all transit providers in the region. Mid-term projects include expanding technology and marketing to increase efficiency and awareness, shared vehicles and driver training, as well as new and more frequent services.
One of the highest prority projects identified in the Regional Transit Action Plan is the implementation of a regional fare system. The first step is this implementation is the completion of a Regional Fare Best Practices and Feasibility Study (Fare Study). This study identifys opportunities to allow people to easily travel across county lines with a single payment transaction. It explores evolving technologies and lessons learned from transit agencies that have implemented new regional fare payment systems. It outlines the steps the Northeast Florida regional partners will take to implement a regional fare system.