Rosa Parks Transit Station

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For stations with similar names, see Rosa Parks Station.
Rosa Parks Transit Station
Jacksonville Skyway and bus station
Rosa Parks Station.JPG
Location 201 Union Street West, Jacksonville
Florida, USA
Coordinates 30°20′00″N 81°39′32″W / 30.33333°N 81.65889°W / 30.33333; -81.65889Coordinates: 30°20′00″N 81°39′32″W / 30.33333°N 81.65889°W / 30.33333; -81.65889
Owned by Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Line(s)
  Northbank Line
  Southbank Line
Platforms 1 island platform
18 bus bays
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit JTA Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground level and elevated
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1997
Services
Preceding station   JTA   Following station
Northbank Line Terminus
toward Kings Avenue
Southbank Line

Rosa Parks Transit Station is an intermodal transit station in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. It is operated by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and serves as Jacksonville's main city bus station as well as a station for the Jacksonville Skyway elevated people mover and the First Coast Flyer bus rapid transit system. It is located on Hogan Street between State Street and Union Street, and is the Skyway's northern terminus. It is across the street from the Downtown campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville.

History[edit]

The station was built in 1997 to serve as both a new bus station and the northern terminus of the new north-south segment of the Jacksonville Skyway, allowing access to the state college. Construction on the Skyway extension began in 1993, and coincided with the system's switch from Matra to Bombardier Transportation technology. The station became operational on December 15, 1997.[1]

As Jacksonville's major bus transfer point, the station features eighteen bays for city buses.[2] Bus transfers are made on the ground level, with the Skyway element on the elevated platform.[1] Highly regarded among intermodal stations in transit circles, Rosa Parks Transit Station has won awards for its architectural design.[2]

The next station in the line is Hemming Park station to the south.[1] Nearby amenities include the Downtown Campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville and First Baptist Church of Jacksonville.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bell, Jon (December 22, 2014). "Jacksonville, Florida: The Skyway". www.jtbell.net. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Schneider, Jerry B. (May 31, 2013). "Jacksonville's Automated Skyway Express Downtown Peoplemover". faculty.washington.edu. University of Washington. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Skyway" (PDF). www.jtafla.com. Jacksonville Transportation Authority. June 6, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2016.