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****This thread will be used for any talk relating to Jacksonville transportation, including; rail, airports, and roadways. County transportation can also be discussed in here.****

Flagler County to build new $3 million airport control tower

A $3 million air traiffic control tower will be built at the Flagler County Airport.

County officials expect the new tower to make the airport more profitable by better equipping it to attract corporate air traffic.

"It will greatly increase the value and the use of the airport by the business community," County Administrator Craig Coffey said. "It is a huge step forward for the county airport and specifically for economic development in Flagler County."

The general aviation airport has about 190,000 take-offs and landings a year. Commercial carriers do not fly in to Flagler County.

"The additional business will have a direct affect on airport revenue and a trickle down affect on the local economy," said Flagler County Airport Director Jack Thompson.

County officials expect the tower to enhance safety at the airport as well.

"It compares to the installation of a stop light at a busy four lane intersection," said Deputy County Administrator Jim Jarrell. "It regulates air traffic, in and around the airport."

Originally developed as a training facility for the U.S. Navy during World War II, the airport on State Road 100 was turned over to the county in 1947. It is the headquarters for one flight training school and is used extensively by several others, including the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus in Daytona Beach.

Construction of the tower is expected to start in July to allow for opening in spring 2009. The tower will be paid for with a $2.4 million state grant and county enterprise funds.

http://jacksonville.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/stories/2008/06/16/daily13.html?surround=lfn
 

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New commuter airline offering service from Jacksonville to Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas

New commuter airline offering service from Jacksonville to Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas

A commuter airline providing service to the Bahamas has started scheduled Saturday service from Jacksonville to Marsh Harbour in Abaco, Bahamas.

Vintage Props & Jets Inc., based in New Smyrna Beach, began the service June 14 using a 50-passenger Embraer 145 jet.

The Saturday flight leaves Jacksonville at 7 a.m. Saturdays, stops in Daytona Beach and continues to Marsh Harbour, arriving at 9:25 a.m. A typical round-trip fare on www.vpj.com is $663.

Vintage Props and Jets joins Craig Air Center in offering scheduled service to Marsh Harbour. Craig Air Center flies round-trip to that destination Fridays and Sundays from Jacksonville International Airport and Thursdays and Mondays from St. Augustine-St. Johns County Airport.

Craig Air Center uses a 19-passenger Beachcraft turboprop. The base fare is $500.

http://jacksonville.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/stories/2008/06/16/daily5.html?surround=lfn
 

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I want to know when 9A will ever be signed as I-295!!
I would say that if they do so, they'll do it after the redevelopment of the SR 202/SR 9A ramps.
 

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Here are the preliminary commuter rail station locations that JTA has selected as a part of their rail feasibility study.

As a part of JTA's ongoing commuter rail feasibility study, Gannett Fleming has released information regarding the potential station locations and wants your feedback.

The following preliminary station locations will be used for modeling purposes and may change based on modeling results, further analysis and input as the study progresses.

If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact Project Manager James Boyle at [email protected]his e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or (904) 598-8769.
North Corridor (Downtown to Yulee)


South Corridor (Downtown to Green Cove Springs)


Southeast Corridor (Downtown to St. Augustine)
 

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Thanks for the imput Lakelander. :)

I'm certainly happy that rail will be coming to the city. With a city so congested with traffic, every day, rail will relieve much of the interestates and roads in the city. And word on the cost they roughly believe this will be?
 

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Council to seek federal funding for infrastructure projects
Jacksonville Business Journal

Jacksonville City Council President Ronnie Fussell has formed a new committee to help the Jacksonville Port Authority and Jacksonville Aviation Authority by seeking federal funding for infrastructure improvements.

The Seaport and Airport Special Committee will be chaired by Councilman Daniel Davis and its members will include City Council members Art Graham and Stephen Joost.

"Our growing port and airport system present incredible economic development opportunities for our city, and this committee will help to ensure we plan and prepare properly for the associated growth," Fussell said in a news release. "The scope of this plan may be too large for any single entity to tackle itself, but I am confident that this new special committee, working closely with the Mayor's office, Port Authority, Airport Authority and our elected officials at the state and federal level, can marshal the resources to enhance and continue to grow our key economic engines."

http://jacksonville.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/stories/2008/07/21/daily16.html?surround=lfn

Somewhat old article, but just wanted to say that don't expect much from this.
 

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Yes. If the Orlando deal goes through and the Winter Haven yard is constructed, a significant portion of freight traffic will also be relocated around inner city Jax, creating the capacity for commuter rail on existing lines Orange Park/Downtown and Downtown/Airport.
 
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