29 November, 2007

FREE POWER FOR JTA LIGHT-RAIL?


Could this be part of the future for Jacksonville Transit? While wind speeds in Florida generally are not strong enough to power wind generators, there are thousands of locations throughout the West and Southwest where such generators can be located. If JTA, JEA or any other combination of our City helped build and own such a location in Oklahoma (for example) we could then work out power swaps equal to our generation stations input into the grid. For example our generators might power something in Arkansas. Arkansas might then pass it to Georgia, and Georgia pass it along to us. It really could be FREE TRANSIT.

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TAKE A FREE TOUR OF THE JACKSONVILLE SKYWAY

The arguments rage to this date, "Should have never been built," "waste of taxpayer money," "Doesn't go anywhere," "Nobody rides it..." etc. Bottom line is we have it, and it is finally showing signs of life. Simple extensions to the Stadium, San Marco, and the area of Blue Cross in North Riverside would turn this little train around. Addition of Park and Ride garages and multimodal transit terminals at the end points would bring on the crowds. The video must have been shot on a Sunday Morning, as downtown is certainly as packed with life as any other major City on weekdays. Jacksonville is a city of Bikes, joggers, walkers, buses and cars, one almost wonders how the photographer managed to find this quiet moment.

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