Rosa Parks Transit Station

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Rosa Parks Transit Station
Jacksonville Skyway and bus station
Rosa Parks Station.JPG
Location201 Union Street West, Jacksonville
Florida, United States
Coordinates30°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 byJacksonville Transportation Authority
Line(s)
  Northbank Line
  Southbank Line
Platforms1 island platform
18 bus bays
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit JTA Bus
Construction
Structure typeGround level and elevated
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1997
Services
Preceding station   JTA   Following station
Northbank LineTerminus
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.