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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The City of Jacksonville launched a new mobile app Tuesday to provide real-time information about theSt. Johns River Ferry.

The app,JaxFerry, will provide commuters with ferry arrival and departure times as well as its location in real-time.

According to the City, the app also provides the travel time remaining, driving directions to both ports, a schedule, fares and alerts and special announcements about service interruptions and delays.

The app is available for Apple and Android devices and isfree to download in the iTunes Store and on Google Play.

"Technology provides a great opportunity to improve the quality of service for Jacksonville residents," said Mayor Alvin Brown. "This mobile application builds upon the momentum we've started with JaxReady and JaxHapps, connecting people to what's going on across our city."

The application was developed by the City of Jacksonville's Information Technologies Division in partnership with the St. Johns River Ferry Commission.