Jacksonville’s Monorail!?

Officially known as the Skyway. First opened in 1989 and overhauled in 1997 – located in downtown Jacksonville (Florida). It serves a limited area from near Florida State College at Jacksonville to the convention center and crosses the St. Johns River along the Acosta Bridge to the Southbank.  Also known by a handful of “colorful” local names, it is Jacksonville’s attempt at an automated people mover.

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Running north just under the elevated tracks.

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Headed north to the Rosa Parks Transit Station.

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At the Rosa Parks Transit Station.

It was free to ride courtesy of the Jacksonville Transit Authority for a time while they worked on a plan for payment. Ridership jumped nearly 61% as one would imagine! Estimates are as many as 5,000 people ride it everyday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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